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Autonomous Tractor Truck Hits the Road in Sweden

On May 15, 2019, Swedish startup Einride launched an autonomous tractor-trailer on a public road in Sweden. It began operating on a short stretch of road in the transport hub of Jönköping. The trial run is set to run until 2020, and is the first time a fully autonomous vehicle without a backup driver has been allowed on a public road in Sweden. The “T-pod” truck is, however, supervised remotely by an operator who can take control of the truck if necessary. (more…)

Autonomous Tractor Trailers Coming to I-10 Soon

TuSimple, a California-based autonomous truck start-up, has been mapping routes and plans to haul commercial loads from Arizona to San Antonio, Houston and other Texas cities. “Safety drivers” will initially sit behind the wheel, but TuSimple hopes to take them out of the trucks by the end of 2020. Showing off its technology at the SXSW Interactive Conference in Austin, TuSimple said that it is planning to spend $1 billion on this project. (more…)