Truck News

  • Volvo invests in California AI company

    December 5, 2019 9:34AM by Truck News

    GOTHENBURG, Sweden – Volvo Group Venture Capital has invested in California-based Apex.AI, a software developer in autonomous mobility, the company announced Thursday. The investment will fund the development of a safety-certified software framework for autonomous systems. Apex.AI is building an

  • Fleet managers cite tech as biggest challenge in TD poll

    July 25, 2019 12:11PM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – A majority of fleets believe that new technology poses the biggest challenge for the upcoming year, a recent survey by TD Bank has found. More than half (52%) of those surveyed during the NAFA Fleet Management Association

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    Opinion: Trucking ahead of four wheelers in the tech race

    July 12, 2019 12:00AM by Rolf Lockwood

    Trucking is way ahead of the four-wheeler industry in terms of conceiving how we might incorporate electrification and autonomy.

  • Devine defines Top 10 legal issues of 2019

    June 13, 2019 9:51AM by John G Smith

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Heather Devine, a lawyer with Isaacs and Co., is advising truck fleets to take a closer look at everything from employment contracts to telematics data as they look to prepare themselves for the year ahead. Here

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    Do you trust autonomous vehicles?

    June 6, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    MONTREAL, Que. – Engineers have proven they can create cars and trucks that move without drivers at the controls, but confidence in early autonomous vehicles has been shaken in the wake of some high-profile collisions.

  • Michelin to test Einride autonomous vehicles

    June 5, 2019 8:20AM by John G Smith

    MONTREAL, Que. – Michelin will soon begin testing prototypes of Swedish-made Einride autonomous vehicles at its facility in Clermont-Ferrand, France. The T-Pod, an electric vehicle with no space for a driver, will roll out in two phases at the Michelin

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    Airless tires, autonomous tech, and future of mobility at Movin’On

    June 5, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    MONTREAL, Que. – The annual Movin’On Summit is a free-flowing think tank of sorts, sharing ideas about sustainable transportation against a backdrop that looks something like the setting for a post-apocalyptic movie. Maybe the exhibit at a modern art museum.

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    Precise plowing in Alaska being guided by GPS

    April 12, 2019 12:00AM by Jim Park

    THOMPSON PASS, Alaska — It snows a lot through Thompson Pass, yet the snow plow crews there can keep running thanks an ultra-precise GPS system that’s accurate to within two centimeters, or less than one inch.

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    Forestry sector’s truckers face growing challenges

    April 5, 2019 12:00AM by Eric Berard

    MONTREAL, Que. – Canada’s forestry sector is worth an estimated $20 billion a year, but those who haul logs from the forest to sawmill are experiencing the weight of factors from wildfires to lumber tariffs.

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    Daimler acquires Torc stake in autonomous truck journey

    March 29, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    BLACKSBURG, Va. – Daimler Trucks and Buses is building on its commitment to developing Level 4 autonomous trucks by acquiring a majority stake in U.S.-based Torc Robotics.

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    Daimler delivers automation, leaves truck drivers in control

    February 16, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – It can be a little disconcerting to watch a steering wheel move back and forth on its own, but there it is. One of the latest new Cascadias to roll off Freightliner’s assembly line nudges left and right to keep within tracked lane markings, even when hands are off the wheel for a few seconds. Welcome to Level 2 automation.

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    Explaining the magic of driver assistance systems (ADAS)

    February 12, 2019 12:00AM by Jim Park

    TORONTO, Ont. — Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are getting better at figuring out what’s going on around a vehicle. Here’s a look at the science behind the magic.

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    Electrics, electronics and e-commerce transforming the aftermarket

    January 29, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The repair and upkeep of Canada’s Class 6-8 trucks and trailers is no small matter. Analysts at MacKay and Company say the business is worth $4 billion a year and growing. And it’s being radically transformed before our eyes.

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    CES showcased the possible and plausible for trucking

    January 14, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    The only constant in life is change, and the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) demonstrates that very thing. The Las Vegas event, long known as a showcase for technological marvels, attracted tech experts from around the world this year as

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    Look Ma, No Hands – Truck steering heads into the future

    January 10, 2019 12:00AM by Jim Park

    TORONTO, Ont. — Steering hasn’t been considered a chore since “armstrong” steering went the way of the Caterpillar truck engine. Before hydraulic power steering became commonplace in the 1980s, drivers had to plant their feet firmly on the floor and