Full-scale production of Volvo's VNR Electric regional-haul tractors will begin in early 2021. The company aims to provide not just an electric truck, but a whole end-to-end solution, including charging and maintenance.
What do you need to know about hydrogen fuel cells? Fuel-cell supplier Loop Energy has been around for nearly 20 years, so HDT Talks Trucking asked Loop President and CEO Ben Nyland.
An autonomous-truck partnership between Waymo and Daimler will produce a unique version of the Freightliner Cascadia fitted with integrated redundancy for all safety systems, rather than bolt-on components. It will be driven by Waymo's advanced AI driving system, The Waymo Driver.
How fuel-cell-equipped trucks could put to work otherwise unexploited clean energy.
Hino is working with technology leaders such as Toyota, Hexagon Purus, and Xos to produce a low-cost product line up as the industry moves forward to zero-emission trucks.
The delivery of Hyundai Xcient Fuel Cell electric trucks to customers in Switzerland this year represents the Korean truck maker's first steps toward putting 2,000 fuel-cell trucks into customers' hands around the world by the end of 2021 – including the U.S.
Hino's new hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered Class 8 tractor will deliver heavy-duty capability and clean emissions. It's just part of Project Z, the company's development path to zero-emissions battery-electric vehicles, ranging from Class 4 to Class 8.
Testing autonomous trucks is more complex than it seems. The men and women sitting in the left seat of the nation's burgeoning fleet of robotic trucks are often called safety drivers. Their responsibilities are far more comprehensive than just keeping the truck out of trouble.
Locomation and Wilson Logistics partnered on an eight-day pilot project for the autonomous convoy concept, which saw 14 commercial loads successfully transported from Portland, Oregon, to Nampa, Idaho.
Nikola and Republic Services will partner on a battery-electric refuse recycling-collection truck based on the Nikola Tre chassis, a single platform with integrated bodies, service, and warranty.
Electric heavy-duty trucks – including a Euro-style high cabover for the North American market – could begin driving off the assembly line at Nikola's new Coolidge, Arizona, manufacturing facility in as little as 12-14 months, albeit in hand-built, very limited numbers.
A collaboration between Navistar and TuSimple will accelerate testing and proving of technology capable of running commercial trucks at full driverless Level 4 operation by 2024.
Richard Bishop, AI industry analyst and intelligent vehicle applications specialist, spoke with Jim Park about autonomous trucks for an episode of the HDT Talks Trucking podcast.
Early in 2020, Mack Trucks handed the keys to its first fully electric refuse truck to the New York City Department of Sanitation. Equipment Editor Jim Park gives us a tour of the truck and a few early driving impressions.
There are only a few hundred Mitsubishi Fuso eCanters on the planet, but there were two of the electric trucks at the 2020 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. Equipment Editor Jim Park drove one; watch as he shares his experience.