July 23, 2020

International truck maker Navistar and self-driving truck company TuSimple have announced plans to begin producing autonomous trucks by 2024 alongside the roll out of TuSimple's United States autonomous freight network. The partnership will see the companies move away...

June 24, 2020

Six-year old self-driving technology start-up Zoox is to be acquired by Amazon, for a fee believed to be above US$1.2bn. Amazon is expected to work with Zoox which will continue to operate as a standalone business to create a fleet of self-driving taxis, and perhaps al...

October 31, 2019

EHang, one of China’s largest drone makers, has made an application for an initial public offering (IPO) with Nasdaq. The Guangzhou-based company plans to float 10-15% of its shares, with the company’s valuation not yet set. Credit Suisse Group and Morgan Stanley are t...

September 30, 2019

John Deere unveiled a concept ‘driver-less’ autonomous tractor at a dealer meeting in Valencia, Spain at the end of September 2019. Although not the first ‘concept’ vehicle to be shown by John Deere, this latest one is set to feature the following – a cab-less tractor,...

August 1, 2019

U.S. logistics giant UPS has taken a minority stake in self-driving truck start-up TuSimple, only a few months after the two of them initiated the testing and use of autonomous trucks in Arizona. The size of the deal was not disclosed but it was said to be a minority i...

July 1, 2019

German car maker Volkswagen announced that it was making an investment of around $2.6 billon into autonomous car software maker Argo AI in July. The investment values Argo at just over $7 billion according to Reuters and will consist of a $1 billion cash injection as w...

January 1, 2019

Boeing recently took a step toward the vision of the future full of autonomous passenger drones when it announced that it successfully completed a test flight of its prototype PAV (Passenger Air Vehicle) in Manassas, Virginia. During the flight, the electric vertical t...

November 1, 2018

Autonomous trucks have begun work in a limestone quarry in Norway, in one of the early tests of Volvo’s new autonomous transport service due to be fully operational in 2019. Six autonomous trucks are working for Norwegian miner Brønnøy Kalk transporting limestone mater...

July 24, 2018

A self-driving truck has completed a coast-to-coast journey across the US, a feat its developers called the first of its kind. Embark has been testing self-driving trucks since last year predominantly on a route between Los Angeles and Texas where the company’s technol...

January 17, 2018

Canvas Technology has launched what it claims is the world’s first​ self-driving​ ​industrial​ ​cart. The company says the logistics robot brings driverless​ vehicles​ ​to​ workplaces​ “long​ before​ self-driving​ vehicles​ hit​ street”. Canvas says its carts are also...

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