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Lockheed Martin’s Autonomous Driving Army Trucks Clocked in 55,000 Testing Miles

Lockheed Martin Autonomous Driving System Tops 55,000 Miles in Extended Army Testing autonomous vehicle military army application robotruck platooning

DALLAS, Nov. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) Autonomous Mobility Applique System (AMAS) logged more than 55,000 testing miles during the U.S. Army Extended Warfighter Experiment (EWE) at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and Fort Bliss, Texas. “The testing was conducted by Soldiers and Lockheed Martin personnel over several months at two major military installations in a variety of

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Embark, Frigidaire and Ryder Partner to Pilot Automated Driving Technology

Embark, Frigidaire and Ryder Partner to Pilot Autonomous Driving Technology urban mobility logistics delivery self driving

November 13, 2017 12:01 AM Eastern Standard Time  ONTARIO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Embark today announced a partnership with Frigidaire®, a leading household appliance brand, and Ryder System, Inc., a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, to pilot a series of automated driving technology tests. During the pilot, Frigidaire® refrigerators were successfully transported 650 miles at a time,

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Embark Unveils Self-Driving Truck

February 24, 2017 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time SAN MATEO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Embark, (www.embarkdrive.com) developer of self-driving technologies for commercial transportation, today unveiled its self-driving truck technology to the public. The company—which gained approval by the State of Nevada earlier this year to begin testing its self-driving truck on public roads—has created a technology that allows trucks to drive from exit

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Uber Otto Self-Driving Truck Delivers Budweiser Beer

In the first real-world commercial use of autonomous trucking, some 45,000 cans of Budweiser beer arrived late last week to a warehouse after traveling over 120 highway miles in a self-driving truck with no driver at the wheel, executives from Uber and Anheuser-Busch said. Otto, the self-driving truck subsidiary of Uber, shipped a truckload of Budweiser from Fort Collins, Colo.

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JD.com unveils ‘Smart Logistics’ strategy to Last Mile Autonomous Delivery Service

Autonomous robots are once again top priority for the Chinese e-commerce industry. Xiao Jun, head of JD’s X Lab, a business unit dedicated to adopting cutting edge technology in logistics and delivery, told China Daily that the company will soon launch a couple of new hybrid power-driven drones to further implement the company’s “smart logistics” strategy. “The existing 3-axis and 6 rotor drones that [are] being tested in Suqian, Jiangsu province, have helped the company to collect flying data so as to enhance the performance of theupcoming new devices.” “We’ve made certain progress for improving the drones in two perspectives – flying distance and maximum capabilities,” said Xiao. “We’ve been testing gas-powered drones and hybrid drones in some scenarios to replace the existing battery-driven devices as the latter heavily rely on battery lives and reserve obvious limitations due to the current performance of batteries.” He noted that the drone delivery service will specialize in rural areas of the nation where normal ground transportation is not as efficient. Shi Xianliang, vice president of China Society of Logistics and associate dean of the Schoolof Economics and Management of Beijing Jiaotong University, said by following the technologies gradually as they mature and costs reduce, internet companies such as JD and Alibaba have secured the ability to deploy to autonomous regions for commercial usage. However, he said that one of the core issues needing to be solved is the traffic regulations and laws that are associated with drones or autonomous vehicles. He believes that the technologies’ development and improvement will appear ahead of the rule-making progress. JD.com recently joined hands with the university to kick off a robot R&D challenge, aiming to encourage college students to participate in the company’s autonomous services development, including warehouse management, drones and self-driving automotive deliveries. The challenge will eventually be introduced to other universities in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Harbin, Xi’an and Wuhan. ChinaDaily.com

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Uber Otto Pitch Self-Driving Services to Truckers

With its recent acquisition of self-driving truck startup Otto, Uber Technologies Inc.[UBER.UL]is plotting its entry into the long-haul trucking business, aiming to establish itself as a freight hauler and a technology partner for the industry. Otto plans to expand its fleet of trucks from six to about 15 and is forging partnerships with independent truckers, Otto co-founder Lior Ron told

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Uber Buys Self Driving Truck Start-up & Join Volvo Develop Self Driving SUV Cabs

Uber has been developing autonomous vehicles and envisions a day when those cars could replace its tens of thousands of contract drivers Uber Technologies Inc. on Thursday said it is buying Ottomotto LLC, a Silicon Valley startup building self-driving vehicle technology for trucks. As part of the deal, Otto co-founder Anthony Levandowski is joining Uber and will lead the company’s

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