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Inside the Cab of an Autonomous Truck

Inside the Cab of an Autonomous Truck

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.

September 3, 2020

Autonomous Convoy Developer Locomation Completes Initial Phase of Fleet Testing
Nikola Inks Deal with Republic Services for 2,500 Electric Refuse Trucks
Nikola Could Roll Electric Trucks Off the Line by Late 2021

Nikola Could Roll Electric Trucks Off the Line by Late 2021

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.

August 3, 2020

Navistar, TuSimple Partner to Bring Self-driving Trucks to Market by 2024
Q&A: AI Expert Talks Autonomous Trucks

Q&A: AI Expert Talks Autonomous Trucks

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.

April 6, 2020

Focus On: Mack Electric LR [Video]

Focus On: Mack Electric LR [Video]

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.

March 27, 2020

Focus On: Mitsubishi Fuso eCanter [Video]

Focus On: Mitsubishi Fuso eCanter [Video]

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.

March 23, 2020

Mack Trucks Demonstrates Mack LR Electric for New York City

Mack Trucks Demonstrates Mack LR Electric for New York City

Mack Trucks pulled back the curtain on the first working Mack LR Electric, a fully electric version of the LR refuse model, which will be delivered to the New York City Department of Sanitation before the end of January.

January 9, 2020

Q&A: NACFE's Rick Mihelic Talks About the Size, Weight and Cost of Batteries
The Challenge of Migrating from Diesel to Electric
On the Spot: ZF’s GPS-Based Autonomous Control [Video]

On the Spot: ZF’s GPS-Based Autonomous Control [Video]

Autonomous trucks aren’t as far off as you might think, or hope. Equipment Editor Jim Park got a chance to see how one such system works in a test scenario at the Transportation Research Center in East Liberty, Ohio.

July 2, 2019

ZF Shows New 8-Speed Transmission, ADAS Steering Tech

ZF Shows New 8-Speed Transmission, ADAS Steering Tech

Medium-duty truck builders will soon have a groundbreaking transmission to add to their data books, and heavy-truck makers will have more steering assist options thanks to recently demonstrated technologies from German supplier ZF.

June 20, 2019

ZF Develops Dual Lens Camera for ADAS, Autonomous Systems

ZF Develops Dual Lens Camera for ADAS, Autonomous Systems

Beginning next year, ZF will use a two-lens camera system to improve the performance and functionality of various advanced driver safety features. A second lens enables redundancy for Level2+ autonomous functions and offers wide-angle field of view for pedestrian detection.

June 13, 2019

On the Spot: Hyliion Founder Details Hybrid Truck System [Video]