UPS launched its self-driving service in May, with a driver and engineer monitoring behind the wheel.
Tusimple is looking to raise a pre-IPO round to support efforts to operate without safety drivers on its self-driving rigs as early as 2021.
Robotruck startup TuSimple has partnered with German auto supplier ZF to develop and commercialize technology for autonomous trucks. Why it matters: TuSimple aims to begin testing truly driverless trucks—those without safety personnel on board—by 2021. ZF is one of the largest automotive suppliers in the world and has made a significant push into autonomous driving. […]
Autonomous truck startup TuSimple will double the number of trips it makes for UPS to 20 per week, adding a new route between Arizona and Texas.
Auto tech companies are stepping up efforts to roll out commercial self-driving taxi service to help recoup costs.
TuSimple has been running daily routes for customers in Arizona and was last year given permission to test its trucks on selected roads in Shanghai.
AutoX and Pony.ai had also granted first batch of licenses to conduct road testing in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou.
The company is aiming for 100 vehicles in China and the US by early next year.