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Embark Expands Autonomous Truck Operations in Texas, Opens New Hub
In addition to a new autonomous truck lane between Houston and San Antonio, Embark Trucks is collaborating with the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station to develop its systems.

Aeva Develops 4D Lidar to Help Bring Autonomous Trucks to Market
Supply chain problems including a shortage of truck drivers have led to keent interest in autonomous trucks. Aeva says its 4D lidar could help bring autonomous trucks to market sooner.

Waymo Via Expands UPS Partnership to Autonomous Freight With Class 8 Trucks
Waymo Via, the delivery service of Alphabet's autonomous vehicle unit, is expanding its partnership with UPS from self-driving vans to Class 8 trucks for freight.

Locomation’s Autonomous Trucks Could Save Millions in Fuel, Operating Costs, Finds Independent Study
From safety to environmental sustainability, Locomation says its Autonomous Relay Convoy can improve on conventional trucking. A new Boundless Impact study has found potential savings.

Kodiak Robotics Raises $125M Series B to Advance Self-Driving Trucks
Kodiak Robotics, which has raised $165 million to date, plans to continue growing its staff and developing and offering self-driving, long-haul freight across the U.S.

Einride Rolls Into U.S. Shipping Market With Remote Truck Driver, New Products, and New York HQ
Einride has hired its first remote truck driver as part of its expansion in the U.S. The Swedish digital shipping provider is also releasing customized hardware and software.

Einride and GE Appliances Announce First Electric, Autonomous Truck Fleet in the U.S.
As part of its $1 billion investment in U.S. manufacturing and distribution, GE Appliances is working with Einride to bring the autonomous pods to U.S. corporate campuses.

Aurora Releases Beta of Aurora Driver in Commercial Self Driving Truck Pilot
In the pilot of the Aurora Horizon autonomous trucking service, Aurora is using the first commercial beta of its Aurora Driver suite. The company is also working with Colrspace on...

Reliable Robotics Raises $100M to Expand Remotely Piloted Commercial Cargo Flights
Reliable Robotics, which has been working with the FAA and NASA to demonstrate safe remote operation of any aircraft, hopes to expand access to underused airports.

Aurora Partners With FedEx, PACCAR to Autonomously Deliver Goods at Scale
Truck maker PACCAR has expanded its partnership with autonomous technology developer Aurora to test the self-driving hauling of FedEx loads between Dallas and Houston.

Embark, Ryder to Establish Nationwide Network of Freight Transfer Points for Autonomous Truck Fleet
Embark's autonomous trucking network will gain access to Ryder's freight transfer points, fleet management options, and maintenance facilities across the U.S.

Waymo and Ryder Partner to Scale Autonomous Truck Maintenance Nationwide
Waymo will use Ryder's network of 500 maintenance facilities across the U.S. for its growing fleet of autonomous trucks. It is also building a transportation hub in Dallas.

TuSimple Teams Up With Ryder to Expand Autonomous Trucking in Southern U.S.
TuSimple is working with Ryder to identify fleet maintenance facilities that can serve as terminals for its Autonomous Freight Network, enabling self-driving trucks nationwide.

Embark Trucks to Raise $614M, Go Public Through SPAC Merger
Embark Trucks, which provides autonomous software to U.S. trucking market, will be valued at $4.55 billion, and former Secretary of Transportation and Labor Elaine Chao is joining its board.

Amazon in Talks to Buy Stake in Autonomous Truck Startup Plus
Amazon reportedly has placed an order for 1,000 autonomous driving systems from self-driving truck technology startup Plus and is in talks to buy a stake of as much as 20%.



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