Autonomous Impact: Supply Chain Snags

In the vast world of logistics and supply chain management, it’s impossible to deny that trucking is an essential link. In the United States alone, trucking delivers approximately 70% of goods to retail locations nationwide. As we begin crafting more resilient processes to strengthen our production, we’re looking towards innovative new techniques and technologies to … Read more

Which States Allow Autonomous Driving?

The United States is quickly shaping up to be the birthplace of commercialized autonomous driving. From the DARPA Urban Challenge to AV-focused highway infrastructure plans, the American landscape is full of potential. In recent years, autonomous technology has graduated from simulated, computer-based tests, to closed-course testing, all the way to public roads. We’re entering a … Read more

Mate Rimac: the rising star of electric supercars | Automotive industry

Mate Rimac cannot help but be distracted. Cars are flying around the corner behind me as they turn on to the hill climb at the racetrack in front of Goodwood House. The deafening roars and the rapt crowd are testament to the power and lure of the internal combustion engine. Rimac is not, on the … Read more

The Changing World of Freight

In recent years, shipping has exploded in lightning-fast ways. Among the e-commerce crowd, two-day shipping is an expectation, not an extra fee. For those who shop local, we’ve all enjoyed a vast variety of countless products, curbside pickup options, and even store-to-door programs; we’ve even got a real-world look at what our day-to-day looks like … Read more

How Autonomous Trucking Can Help Your Community

Technology, when carefully selected and thoughtfully applied, can affect our lives in big, innovative ways. As we continue to develop our own trucking technology here at Torc, we’re looking towards community betterment, improving accessibility, and a brighter future for all. Although the trucking industry will transform the freight landscape, those transformative results might not always … Read more

Will ‘connected cars’ persuade drivers to pay for a high-spec ride? | Automotive industry

When a customer said they had driven across three US states, from Texas to North Carolina, to get their car fixed, Tesla servicer Jason Hughes knew something must be up. It turned out to be an unusual problem: the Model S had lost a third of its battery range in an instant, while it was … Read more

Is ‘fake data’ the real deal when training algorithms? | Artificial intelligence (AI)

You’re at the wheel of your car but you’re exhausted. Your shoulders start to sag, your neck begins to droop, your eyelids slide down. As your head pitches forward, you swerve off the road and speed through a field, crashing into a tree. But what if your car’s monitoring system recognised the tell-tale signs of … Read more

A living room on a skateboard: how electric vehicles are redefining the car | Automotive industry

Take any petrol car sold today and show it to a mechanic working on a Ford Model T 100 years ago and there is a fairly good chance they would understand roughly how it works. An internal combustion engine at the front turns the wheels, carrying a driver behind a steering wheel, some passengers and … Read more

Brace for a shock: cost-of-living crisis drives up price of electric car charging | Electric, hybrid and low-emission cars

While petrol price rises may have made the headlines, the energy crisis has also been hitting owners of electric cars in the pocket. The cost of charging at home has risen by 43% for some drivers, while the already higher cost of on-the-road recharges has gone up 25%. As energy prices are forced up due … Read more

Autonomous Vehicle Jobs: How to Find a Self-Driving Truck Job

The autonomous trucking sector has found itself at the epicenter of the global mobility revolution, driven by increased freight demand and powered by advancements in sensing, behavior algorithms and machine learning. Not only are governments around the world preparing for it, but commercial firms are growing more enthusiastic about the prospect of fully self-driving trucks … Read more