autonomous trucking

Uber, who’s invested big in autonomous truck tech, says driver jobs will shift, not disappear

While long haul driving jobs could succumb to the market pressures of self-driving rigs, the company concludes there will be a spike in the number of drivers needed for localized driving jobs. Uber researchers also project that the industry will move away from per-mile pay structures in favor of hourly pay.

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Uber to pay reported $245M to settle Google’s claims of stolen autonomous tech

In what became a highly publicized spat between the two companies, Google parent company Alphabet alleged that Uber stole thousands of documents from Alphabet’s autonomous vehicle developer Waymo. Though the terms of the deal remain confidential, Google has agreed to accept a fraction of a percent of ownership of Uber -- worth a reported $245 million -- to end its lawsuit against the ridesharing pioneer.

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Embark shows off autonomous tech in cross-country run

The 2,400-mile journey across I-10 began in Los Angeles last week and finished five days later in Jacksonville, Fla. A professional driver sat at the wheel of the retrofitted Peterbilt ready to assume control if necessary.

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DOT forming policy to ‘remove barriers’ of autonomous vehicle deployment

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on Wednesday announced the U.S. DOT is seeking public input on policies to hasten the deployment of self-driving trucks, buses and passenger cars, including vehicles that require no human input to operate.

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Fresh evidence prompts judge to delay autonomous tech trial between Google, Uber

The trial for a high-profile lawsuit between two of Silicon Valley’s biggest players, Uber and Alphabet (Google’s parent company) involving trade secrets and patents behind autonomous vehicle technology has been delayed until February. The Department of Justice has also announced it is pursuing a criminal investigation against Uber over the accusations made against the company.

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Embark deploys autonomous trucks in four states

Ryder tractors equipped with Embark's Level 2 autonomous system operated in an autonomous mode in on-highway segments during trips of about 650 miles, the company says. Drivers operated the rigs on surface streets.

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Senate eyes promoting self-driving truck tech in autonomous-car bill approved by House

The House this week stamped approval on a legislative package intended to provide framework for manufacturers to develop and test self-driving cars. The Senate, however, may alter the bill to expand its provisions to cover self-driving trucks.

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Google confirms self-driving truck platform in the works

Google parent company Alphabet Inc.'s autonomous driving unit, Waymo, is developing a self-driving truck platform, the company confirmed Thursday.

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Texas legislature OK’s autonomous vehicles, including those unmanned

The bill prohibits the state DOT or localities from requiring special permits to operate autonomous vehicles, and it allows unmanned vehicles to operate in the state.

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Watch: Embark makes successful cross-country test run in autonomous Peterbilt

Embark, a tech startup aiming to retrofit existing trucks with autonomous capabilities, recently successfully completed a cross-country test run with an autonomous truck. See the videos chronicling the journey here.

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