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Aurora and FedEx Expand Autonomous Trucking Pilot in Texas Ahead of Schedule
Aurora Innovation and FedEx have expanded their autonomous trucking pilot program to a second route in Texas after successfully completing 60,000 miles of daily freight hauls.

AutoX Chooses SiLC Eyeonic Vision Sensor for Autonomous Taxi Fleet
AutoX, which claims to be operating the largest fleet of autonomous robotaxis in China, will be using SiLC's FMCW lidar sensor in its vehicles later this year.

Warehouse Associates Report Improving Working Conditions Amid Labor Shortage, Finds Zebra Study
Zebra Technologies and Azure Knowledge found warehouse associates welcoming to robotics as a retention tool, as operators consider inventory visibility as a differentiator.

Nordic Unmanned to Buy 55% of Shares in ‘Drone in a Box’ Provider DroneMatrix
Nordic Unmanned said its investment in DroneMatrix will strengthen their European market share, serve multiple verticals, and accelerate DroneMatrix's technology development.

8 Autonomous Trucking Stories From This Week
From DHL piloting Volvo's Autonomous Vehicle System to the announcement that Covenant and Aurora are working together, the autonomous trucking space saw a lot of activity this week.

AB Dynamics Driving Robots Provide Next Gen Crash Testing for NASCAR
AB Dynamics provided three robots that conducted a controlled crash at the Talladega Superspeedway to within 2 cm and 1 degree of the prescribed impact point and angle at 130 mph.

Teraki Integrates DriveU.auto Connectivity Platform for Remote Control of Delivery Robots
Teraki is integrating its delivery robots with DriveU.auto's teleoperation technology to make sure that communications and teleoperation are robust enough for public safety.

Logistics Robots Have Arrived, Finds 2022 Robotics Survey
Logistics automation and warehouse robotics continue to spread apace, found a Peerless Research Group survey around MODEX 2022. It examined areas of interest and barriers to adoption.

Apex.AI Receives Strategic Investment From Daimler Truck for ApexOS Autonomy Technology
Apex.AI said Daimler Truck's strategic investment will help it continue developing its ApexOS safety-certified software suite for autonomous trucks, other vehicles, and mobile robots.

Fictiv Raises Series E Funding to Accelerate Digital Manufacturing Adoption
Fictiv, which has raised $100 million, said its digital manufacturing ecosystem can rapidly deliver pricing, design feedback, and manufacturing and business services to speed time to market.

Autonomous EV Maker ICONIQ to Enter SPAC Merger With East Stone Acquisition
ICONIQ, an autonomous and electric vehicle manufacturer that now does business as NWTN, is establishing a new subsidiary with East Stone Corp.

Haomo Raises Series A+ Funding in Attempt to Pull Ahead in Chinese Self-Driving Race
Haomo.AI, which has raised millions from investors including the Bank of China, plans to spend its latest funding on hiring and R&D for Level 2 to 4 autonomous vehicles.

Bosch Buys Five AI to Accelerate Autonomous Driving Software Development
Bosch and Five said the software building blocks their cloud-based toolchain engineering environments complement each other and will be merged for self-driving safety.

Sea Machines Technology Powers Rolls-Royce Expanded mtu NautIQ Crew Support Systems Line
Sea Machines has contributed its autonomy technologies to the new mtu NautIQ CoPilot, mtu NautIQ CoOperate, and mtu NautIQ CoDirect vessel systems from Rolls-Royce.

Christenson Transportation Picks Locomation to Deploy Autonomous Truck Service
Locomation has signed an eight-year partnership with Christenson Transportation to boost its fleet capacity with Locomation's autonomous trucking technology.

Waymo to Remove Drivers as Part of San Francisco Autonomous Ride Hailing Tester Program
In response to feedback from participants of its autonomous ride-hailing test program in San Francisco, Waymo said it will begin to offer fully autonomous rides in the city.

NVIDIA Announces Jetson AGX Orin Developer Kit and Isaac Nova Orin for Mobile Robots at GTC 2022
NVIDIA announced at GTC Spring 2022 its Jetson AGX Orin developer kit, which is eight times faster than Jetson AGX Xavier, and the new Isaac Nova Orin for 3D robotic perception.

General Motors Purchases SoftBank Vision Fund’s Stake in Self Driving Company Cruise for $2.1B
SoftBank Vision Fund has sold its stake in Cruise to General Motors four years after initially investing in the self-driving vehicle developer.

Toyota Ventures Opens 2022 Call for Factory of the Future Innovation
Toyota Ventures' third global call of innovation seeks startups that can apply AI, robotics, and other technologies to enable Industry 4.0 and advanced manufacturing.

Qualcomm, BMW, and Arriver Partner to Develop Driverless Vehicle Technology
Qualcomm, BMW, and Arriver are sharing one another's resources to help build a network of processing hardware, autonomous vehicle software, and machine vision systems.



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