Recap: Torc at CES

Originally published in 2018, this article offers a recap of Torc Robotics’ 2018 presentation at CES. In 2018, we were highlighting our team’s accomplishments in creating Asimov, our self-driving car system. Since then, we’ve shifted our autonomous focus to automated trucks: 18-wheelers that can drive from coast-to-coast without needing a driver in the cab. With our OEM partner, Daimler Truck, at our side, we’re pushing the future of freight forward.

We made a big splash at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada, showcasing our Asimov self-driving car system. Here’s a quick recap of the week’s events:

Rain or shine, we offered demonstrations of our technology throughout the week to consumers, press, and industry partners on the streets of Vegas. From accelerating to braking to changing lanes, Asimov performed beautifully across countless demos.

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We released this video of our car autonomously handling a wrong-way driver while pedestrians were in the road and another car overlapped the lane.

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Torc Founder Michael Fleming was a panelist on the Robotics Trends discussion about “The Roadmap for Self-driving Cars” as part of its Artificial Intelligence conference.

Torc speaking at a CES panel.
Torc at a CES panel

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We announced our partnership with AAA to develop safety criteria for self-driving cars.

CEO Michael Fleming talking with an interviewer.
Torc CEO, Michael Fleming, discusses the Torc partnership with a representative from AAA California at CES 2018.

We were featured in these two stories:

Here’s what people were saying about us:

  • Engadget: “Torc Robotics, meanwhile, is one of the early pioneers of self-driving, having placed third in DARPA’S 2007 Urban Challenge — back when self-driving cars were a bit more bulky.”
  • TechCrunch: “Its latest partner in that effort is Torc Robotics, a self-driving technology company with loads of experience in automating heavy machinery and commercial equipment that’s now applying its expertise to the consumer market.”
  • AutoWeek: “To see just how much progress autonomous driving systems have made, have a look at Torc Robotics’ Asimov Level 4 self-driving system…it’s among the closest to being worthy of the once-shunned ‘self-driving’ label in development today.”