Today's Trucking

Waymo putting semi-autonomous Class 8’s on Atlanta roads this week

March 12, 2018 by elizabeth

ATLANTA, Ga. – Self-driving trucks are hitting the road in the United States this week, hauling freight in a live test of the technology.


Uber buys self-driving Otto truck startup, aligns with Volvo

August 19, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Ride-hailing network Uber reports that it has acquired Otto, a 90-plus person technology startup from former Google execs that has so far focused solely on the concept of retrofit kits that turn typical trucks into self-driving ones.

Anthony Levandowski, Otto’s co-founder, will lead the company’s venture into self-driving technology, reports Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick.

“Anthony is one of the world’s leading autonomous engineers: his first invention, a self-driving motorcycle called Ghostrider, is now in the Smithsonian,” said Kalanick in a statement about the deal. “Just as important, Anthony is a prolific entrepreneur with a real sense of urgency.”


Google glue traps pedestrians like flies during collision

May 25, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – Last week Google patented an adhesive layer to line the hoods of its self-driving cars, acting as a pedestrian flypaper in the case of a collision.


Google Wins Patent for Self-Driving Delivery Truck

February 10, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – Just Google it, and you’ll find that the world’s Internet search giant was awarded a patent on Feb. 9 for its self-driving delivery truck technology.