Torc Robotics Wins 2024 Artificial Intelligence Excellence Award

Blacksburg, VA — March 21, 2024 — Torc Robotics announced today that it was named a winner in the Artificial Intelligence Excellence Awards program by The Business Intelligence Group.

As the world’s leading autonomous trucking solution, Torc delivers a focused, hub-to-hub autonomous truck product while providing customers with the safest, most reliable and cost-efficient solution on the market. Through its proprietary machine learning and AI technologies, Torc automates on-the-road data processing, enabling its software in a self-driving-18-wheeler-to take in data from its sensor suite and automatically classify it, helping the system define signs or objects made for human vision. In collaboration with carriers like C.R. England and Schneider on autonomous trucking pilots, and leveraging partnerships with Foretellix, Uber Freight, Aeva and others, Torc is driving its technology toward scalable commercialization in 2027.

“Artificial intelligence has allowed us to produce technology that was previously unimaginable on the road, and it’s an honor to be recognized for our efforts,” said Peter Vaughan Schmidt, CEO of Torc Robotics. “In order to reach our goal of commercialization of autonomous trucks by 2027, they must be safe, economically viable and produced and maintained at scale. With the help of AI, I’m proud to share that at Torc we’re working on all three.”

“We are truly honored to recognize Torc Robotics with this prestigious award,” stated Maria Jimenez, Chief Nominations Officer for the Business Intelligence Group. “The unwavering commitment of their team to excellence and their innovative AI applications have catapulted them to this remarkable achievement. Congratulations to the entire organization!”


About Torc Robotics

Torc Robotics, headquartered in Blacksburg, Virginia, is an independent subsidiary of Daimler Truck AG, a global leader and pioneer in trucking. Founded in 2005 at the birth of the self-driving vehicle revolution, Torc has over 18 years of experience in pioneering safety-critical, self-driving applications. Torc offers a complete self-driving vehicle software and integration solution and is currently focusing on commercializing autonomous trucks for long-haul applications in the U.S. Torc operates test facilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and engineering offices in Austin, Texas; Stuttgart, Germany; and Montreal, Canada. Torc’s purpose is driving the future of freight with autonomous technology. As the world’s leading autonomous trucking solution, we empower exceptional employees, deliver a focused, hub-to-hub autonomous truck product, and provide our customers with the safest, most reliable, and cost-efficient solution to the market.

About Business Intelligence Group 
The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry award programs, these programs are judged by business executives having experience and knowledge. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.


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