Tesla big rig customers look to build charging stations

Tesla’s Semi has been on a roll as several major corporations have placed big orders for its all-electric the big rig. Tesla is now working with three corporations to build battery-charging stations at some logistical facilities. These companies are Anheuser-Busch, PepsiCo, and UPS have pledged to buy hundreds of these all-electric trucks. Anheuser-Busch and UPS…

Start-up Niro unveils autonomous delivery vehicle

Silicon Valley start-up Nuro has unveiled its R1 all-electric autonomous delivery vehicle, joining a growing list of start-ups and automakers developing self-driving delivery vehicles for commerce. Founded by two former Google engineers from its autonomous car division, Dave Ferguson and Jiajun Zhu chose goods delivery over the highly competitive self-driving ride-hailing services race because it…

Waymo buys thousands of Chrysler Pacificas to grow its autonomous fleet

Google’s self-driving car division is looking to add “thousands” of additional Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivans to its fleet of self-driving cars. This announcement puts the scope of the project into a larger scale of development of autonomous cars. Fiat Chrysler has said Waymo is already using 600 Pacifica minivans for its self-driving taxi service, but…

Autonomous police car patent filed by Ford

Ford this month was granted a patent for an autonomous police car. This autonomous police car will not replace the officer sitting in the car, but it will be more of an assistant in helping the officer. The A.I. will decide accordingly whether or not a driver has violated a traffic law. The autonomous police…

Volvo planning to release all-electric semi in 2019

Volvo Trucks indicated its plans to build and test an all-electric semi truck. The company hopes to start testing their electric trucks by building a pilot program partners this year to help test the all-electric truck on European roads before production begins in 2019. Unlike Tesla’s Semi, which has been ordered by many over the…

Apple’s fleet of autonomous vehicles gets bigger

Apple’s self-driving vehicle fleet has grown from just three cars last year to 27 vehicles registered according to records from the California DMV. Apple’s fleet consists of only the Lexus RX450h. This vehicle is a commonly used by autonomous car tech firms because of the ease of installing aftermarket sensors that complement the existing sensors…