TuSimple, Penske and Navistar Partner on Autonomous Trucking Ecosystem

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3Q 2020 | IN-5905


Building the Delivery Network


Recently, TuSimple, a predominant startup focused on revenue-generating autonomous trucking, announced partnerships with Penske Truck Leasing and Navistar to develop factory-fit self-driving commercial trucks. The partnerships enable TuSimple to create an ecosystem around its solution, helping it build its autonomous fleet and accelerate the growth of its business. TuSimple plans for its SAE Level 4 trucks to be commercially available for nationwide delivery in the United States by 2024.

First Autonomous Freight Market with Competition Developing


As TuSimple’ s Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) partner, Navistar is responsible for manufacturing and hardware integration, and in return will take a minority stake in TuSimple. The autonomous technology company is thought to be the first to enable autonomous factory-fit trucks as opposed to previous retrofitted examples, such as technically modified Peterbilt trucks. Examples of modified vehicles include Waymo and Embark. The OEM build will enable software and hardware to be…

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