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  • Related Stories Teamsters chief fears self-driving trucks may be unsafe, hit jobs WASHINGTON -- A U.S. trucking trade group and truck maker Navistar International Corp. urged a U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday to include self-driving commercial trucks in proposed legislation intended to speed autonomous vehicles to market. The House last week unanimously approved a bill to hasten the use of self-driving cars and bar states from blocking such vehicles that applies only to vehicles under 10,000 pounds. The Senate is considering a similar draft measure that could include large commercial trucks. "It's important for industry to participate in the creation of advanced driving technologies now," said Navistar CEO Troy Clarke in testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee. Clark is a longtime former General Motors executive. "Providing clarity on the legislative and regulatory front will allow us, truck manufact..

    Trucking industry, Navistar back U.S. self-driving legislation

    Related Stories Teamsters chief fears self-driving trucks may be unsafe, hit jobs WASHINGTON -- A U.S. trucking trade group and truck maker Navistar International Corp. urged a U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday to include self-driving commercial trucks in proposed legislation intended to speed autonomous vehicles to market. The House last week unanimously approved a bill to hasten the use of self-driving cars and bar states from blocking such vehicles that applies only to vehicles under 10,000 pounds. The Senate is considering a similar draft measure that could include large commercial trucks. "It's important for industry to participate in the creation of advanced driving technologies now," said Navistar CEO Troy Clarke in testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee. Clark is a longtime former General Motors executive. "Providing clarity on the legislative and regulatory front will allow us, truck manufact..
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  • A Chinese startup is making plans to test autonomous semi trucks in the United States, challenging Uber and other entities in what is becoming the next big trend in autonomous driving. TuSimple was granted a permit to test autonomous vehicles on California roads in June, but it's already eyeing a bigger prize. The company hopes to introduce a commercial autonomous trucking service in 2019, according to Bloomberg. Pending regulatory approval, the trucks will operate on a 120-mile stretch of highway between Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona, and a 20-mile route between a Shanghai port and warehouses.The startup plans to order 60 to 100 trucks to be retrofitted as test mules. The order will be split between China's Shaanxi Heavy Duty Motor Co. and a U.S. manufacturer. The trucks will be equipped with 10 cameras, three radar units, and a control system to enable autonomous driving. TuSimple expects the fleet to accumulate a combined 3 million miles per year.TuSimple ultimately plans..

    Chinese Startup TuSimple Plans Autonomous Trucking Service in Arizona for 2019

    A Chinese startup is making plans to test autonomous semi trucks in the United States, challenging Uber and other entities in what is becoming the next big trend in autonomous driving. TuSimple was granted a permit to test autonomous vehicles on California roads in June, but it's already eyeing a bigger prize. The company hopes to introduce a commercial autonomous trucking service in 2019, according to Bloomberg. Pending regulatory approval, the trucks will operate on a 120-mile stretch of highway between Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona, and a 20-mile route between a Shanghai port and warehouses.The startup plans to order 60 to 100 trucks to be retrofitted as test mules. The order will be split between China's Shaanxi Heavy Duty Motor Co. and a U.S. manufacturer. The trucks will be equipped with 10 cameras, three radar units, and a control system to enable autonomous driving. TuSimple expects the fleet to accumulate a combined 3 million miles per year.TuSimple ultimately plans..
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  • One plug-in big rig could start some serious fires in the trucking market. Tesla's electric semi-truck could generate lots of revenue for the automaker, and force other companies to develop their own electric commercial trucks, according to a major Wall Street Tesla bull.In a September 6 note to clients, Morgan Stanley said it expects Tesla to begin taking $5,000 refundable deposits for the truck right after its unveiling, according to Axios. Lead report author Ravi Shanker said the automaker could receive thousands of orders very quickly, forcing other companies to launch their own competitor models.To some extent, that's already happening. Cummins recent unveiled a prototype electric truck, Volvo has tested a hybrid semi-truck, and Mercedes-Benz is experimenting with electric commercial trucks. Toyota is testing its "Project Portal" hydrogen semi truck in California, and Nikola Motors is peddling the hydrogen-powered Nikola One.The Tesla semi-truck could trigger an avala..

    Tesla’s Electric Semi Could Trigger a Commercial Trucking War, Wall Street Analyst Says

    One plug-in big rig could start some serious fires in the trucking market. Tesla's electric semi-truck could generate lots of revenue for the automaker, and force other companies to develop their own electric commercial trucks, according to a major Wall Street Tesla bull.In a September 6 note to clients, Morgan Stanley said it expects Tesla to begin taking $5,000 refundable deposits for the truck right after its unveiling, according to Axios. Lead report author Ravi Shanker said the automaker could receive thousands of orders very quickly, forcing other companies to launch their own competitor models.To some extent, that's already happening. Cummins recent unveiled a prototype electric truck, Volvo has tested a hybrid semi-truck, and Mercedes-Benz is experimenting with electric commercial trucks. Toyota is testing its "Project Portal" hydrogen semi truck in California, and Nikola Motors is peddling the hydrogen-powered Nikola One.The Tesla semi-truck could trigger an avala..
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