With Aurora Driver 2.0, the self-driving developer plans to field the first robotic ride-hailing minivans along with Class 8 trucks.
There is no turning back on the transition from diesel to battery- electric trucks, especially with hefty incentives offsetting their higher upfront cost.
With globally common hoses and hardware, hydrogen fuel cell truck supporters think they have closed the gap with diesel fueling times.
Nikola is licensing Bosch fuel cell technology to use in its Arizona plant, casting doubt on whether it would eventually use General Motors’ fuel cells.
Peterbilt takes the convention audience to school on electric truck math while Volvo puts ist VNR Electric to work on its own plant deliveries.
The blank-check route to going public is losing steam, but Aurora Innovation may take the plunge in a SPAC led by one of its investors.
In 2017, Lyft launched its Level 5 division, which would focus on developing an autonomous vehicle. Last month, the company pivoted away from that, selling the division, although it still harbors visions of Lyft riders in autonomous vehicles.
Woven Planet, a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corp., has agreed to acquire the self-driving vehicle business Level 5 from Lyft.
The costs of keeping up with four engine technologies and the pace of self-driving trucks push rival truck manufacturers into partnerships.