• Argo AI can now offer the public rides in its autonomous vehicles in California

    1 month ago - By Tech Crunch

    Argo AI, the autonomous vehicle technology startup backed by Ford and VW, has landed a permit in California that will allow the company to give people free rides in its self-driving vehicles on the state's public roads.
    The California Public Utilities Commission issued the so-called Drivered AV pilot permit earlier this month, according to the approved application. It was posted on its website Friday, a little more than a week after Argo and Ford announced plans to launch at least 1,000 self-driving vehicles on Lyft's ride-hailing network in a number of cities over the next five years...
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  • TuSimple's self-driving truck network takes shape with Ryder partnership

    1 month ago - By Tech Crunch

    TuSimple, the self-driving truck company that went public earlier this year, has partnered with Ryder as part of its plan to build out a freight network that will support its autonomous trucking operations.
    Under the deal announced this week, Ryder's fleet maintenance facilities will act as terminals for TuSimple's freight network. TuSimple's so-called AFN, or autonomous freight network, is a collection of shipping routes and terminals designed for autonomous trucking operations that will extend across the United States by 2024. UPS, which took a minority stake in TuSimple before it went...
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