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USA postal service to embark on autonomous delivery truck trial

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has announced plans to test autonomous mail trucks. The two-week test will be done in partnership with a company called TuSimple that specialises in self-driving trucks. It will involve a series of self-driving Navistar trucks that will be driving for 22 hours each, which includes overnight driving. TuSimple will […]

Connected trucks making haulage fleets efficient

[categories Autonomous Vehicles] There are huge benefits to come from connected vehicles and it’s an area where industry is making huge strides, and at a rapid rate. But connectivity isn’t just about autonomy and driverless technology – far from it. In the Commercial Vehicle (CV) industry, truck manufacturers and hauliers have been using connected vehicles […]

Volvo unveils first full size autonomous electric bus

[categories autonomous vehicles] Bus manufacturer Volvo has revealed what it claims is the world’s first full-size autonomous electric bus. Working in conjunction with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), it unveiled the single-deck 12-metre long vehicle, which can transport up to 80 passengers. The launch is a key milestone in NTU and Volvo’s development programme […]

Impatient car-parkers spell trouble for driverless cars

Motorists are shunning self-driving systems on cars because they believe that they can do a better job themselves. Most owners say that they never use features such as partially-automated parking, either because they don’t understand them or they can maneuver more quickly and accurately on their own. Self-parking is now so common that it can […]
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