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Einride, the Swedish startup that wants to electrify the autonomous freight industry, will begin operating its purpose-built, self-driving pods on public roads in the U.S. this year as part of an existing partnership with General Electric Appliances (GEA). Einride’s pods are built without a f…

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Aurora expands autonomous freight pilot with FedEx in Texas

Aurora Innovation, an autonomous vehicle technology company, has expanded its self-driving freight pilot with FedEx to include a new lane from Fort Worth to El Paso, Texas. The startup has been hauling freight for FedEx between Dallas and Houston since September 2021, which has involved making the …

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U.S. Xpress pilots 24/7 autonomous freight with Kodiak Robotics

Self-driving trucking company Kodiak Robotics and U.S. Xpress, an American truckload carrier with a large footprint, have completed a pilot that tested autonomous freight service between Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, and Atlanta, Georgia, using one of Kodiak’s autonomous trucks. During the pilot,…

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Aurora launches autonomous freight pilot with Werner, expands terminal network

Aurora Innovation is launching its third autonomous freight pilot in Texas. Starting this week, Aurora Driver-powered trucks will haul loads for Werner Enterprises, a transportation and logistics company, between Fort Worth and El Paso, Texas. The startup is already hauling freight for Uber Freight…

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Solo AVT wants to build fully driverless heavy truck platforms

Solo Advanced Vehicle Technologies raised $7 million seed funding to bring its purpose-built fully driverless autonomous trucking platform to market.

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Kodiak Robotics is moving autonomous freight for Ceva Logistics

Autonomous trucking startup Kodiak Robotics has partnered with Ceva Logistics to deliver freight autonomously in Texas and Oklahoma.

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Waabi’s Raquel Urtasun on the importance of differentiating your startup

Raquel Urtasun discusses starting a business after working for a larger company, the surprises of being a founder and why freight will be the first AV industry to commercialize at scale.

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New Waymo Via partnership gives it access to 200,000 shippers and carriers

Waymo Via, Waymo’s autonomous trucking and cargo unit, has found another long-term strategic partner to see it through to commercialization. The company is gearing up to launch a pilot with C.H. Robinson, a freight logistics technology supplier that connects shippers to carriers, within the c…

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Former SpaceX engineers bring autonomous, electric rail vehicle startup out of stealth

Parallel Systems, a company founded by three former SpaceX engineers to build autonomous battery-electric rail vehicles, came out of stealth mode on Wednesday with a $49.55 million Series A raise. The company, which has raised $53.15 million to date, including a $3.6 million seed round, is working …

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Without a clear ask, your pitch deck is useless

Having a great "ask" slide can reassure investors: It shows a founder wants to raise an amount of money that unlocks the next stage of growth and knows what milestones they need to hit to get there.

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Equity crowdfunding appears immune to market volatility, on track for its best year yet

With the fundraising climate now showing cloudy skies, equity crowdfunding is getting ready for a field day.

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