Trucking Forward With Tim and Adam: Torc’s Podcast Gets a Rebrand

Need a new podcast? Interested in autonomous technology, trucking, and all the ways these two industries connect? Give our “Trucking Forward” podcast a follow. Hosted by two long-time Torcr’s, every episode will bring dynamic discussions with software engineers, freight and trucking experts, and industry creators and innovators. From Torc’s autonomous advisory council members to trucker advocacy non-profits, our roster of guests will apply their unique perspectives to topics like intermodal transportation, regulatory processes, levels of autonomy, software testing situations, and more.

Meet Tim and Adam

Tim Zuercher is the VP of Engineering for Autonomy, where he leads the development of perception, localization, mapping, behaviors, planning, and control algorithms for Torc’s Virtual Driver. Joining Torc just before Torc became an independent subsidiary of Daimler Truck in 2019, Tim has served in multiple roles from Software Engineer to Technical Product Director of the Virtual Driver. Prior to Torc, he was at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where he helped grow the robotics research program while developing autonomy algorithms and platforms for land, sea, and air. Tim holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

Adam Shoemaker currently holds the role of Chief Architect at Torc, where he works across the organization, weaving the threads of Torc’s solution into a working tapestry, while mentoring teams and individual contributors as a technology evangelist. Joining Torc in 2016, Adam has served in multiple roles from Software Engineer to Technical Director. Prior to Torc, he was at Virginia Tech where he focused on control theory, state estimation, planning, localization, mapping, and perception, and participating in various research grants focused primarily on unmanned ground robotics applications. He also has the distinction of hiring Tim, from a phone interview alone. Adam holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

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