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Torc Robotics continues growth, recruiting during pandemic

on May 28, 2020

(BLACKSBURG) Torc Robotics, a leader in self-driving vehicle systems, continues its strong recruiting efforts even under social distancing and safer-at-home orders. Torc has steadily added new employees since January and plans to increase the company size by more than 50 percent before year end.  Torc’s recruiting process has changed to accommodate personal safety during the

Torc Robotics featured in NOVA documentary

on October 24, 2019

(BLACKSBURG) Torc Robotics was one of several companies featured in Look Who’s Driving – a NOVA documentary that premiered on PBS Wednesday night. The documentary takes a high-level look at the issues and technology behind self-driving vehicles.  Local viewers will recognize some of the scenery, along with footage of Torc’s self-driving car operating in rain

Daimler Trucks begins testing automated trucks on public roads

on September 8, 2019

Development and testing of trucks with SAE Level 4 intent technology on public roads in Virginia  Follows extensive testing and safety validation on closed loop track Torc Robotics is part of the global development network within the recently established Daimler Trucks Autonomous Technology Group Martin Daum, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG,

Torc Robotics breaks ground on building expansion to accommodate growing team 

on August 13, 2019

Torc Robotics, a leader in self-driving vehicle systems, is breaking ground this week on a new headquarters expansion that will almost double the existing space. The 15,800-square-foot addition will serve Torc’s growing team, which is expected to expand significantly with Daimler Trucks’ pending acquisition of a majority stake in the Blacksburg-based company.  Torc and Daimler

Daimler Trucks agrees to acquire majority stake in Torc Robotics to create technology powerhouse for automated trucks

on March 29, 2019

BLACKSBURG/STUTTGART/PORTLAND— Daimler Trucks, a division in the Daimler Group, the inventor of the truck and world’s largest manufacturer of heavy and medium trucks, and Torc Robotics, a pioneer in autonomous driving solutions, are joining forces in a one-of-a-kind combination to commercialize highly automated trucks (SAE Level 4) on U.S. roads. Going beyond an OEM/supplier relationship, the

Torc, Transdev partner on fully autonomous, shared shuttle

on January 7, 2019

Las Vegas (USA) – January 7, 2019 – Torc Robotics, a leading autonomous technology provider, and Transdev, operator and global integrator of mobility solutions, are partnering on a fully autonomous shuttle platform. The partners are integrating Torc’s L4 Asimov self-driving software into the i-Cristal’s embedded intelligence system. The companies announced their partnership Monday during a

Bordrin Motor Corporation partners with leading self-driving car company Torc Robotics

on January 2, 2019

BLACKSBURG, VA – Torc Robotics and Bordrin have partnered to develop Level 4 self-driving electric vehicles for mobility services in smart cities. The partnership will incorporate Torc’s Asimov SAE Level 4 self-driving vehicle capabilities with Bordrin’s advanced and long-range electric vehicles. This partnership targets one of the world’s largest economies where cities are being built

Torc Robotics, Transdev to make announcement at CES

on December 20, 2018

Torc Robotics, a self-driving technology company, and Transdev, an operator and global mobility provider, will be making an announcement at CES19. A press conference will be held during a Media Days Power Session at 9 a.m. Monday, January 7 in Mandalay Bay, Level 3, Palm A. The companies are also scheduling joint media interviews following

Torc self-driving car dashes through snow

on December 20, 2018

BLACKSBURG, VA – Santa’s reindeer aren’t the only ones nimbly navigating snowy roads. Torc Robotics challenged its Asimov self-driving software system by driving multiple routes in the Blacksburg area during a snowstorm. The trips included everything from highways to downtown streets and country roads. Driving in snow can be treacherous for even the most experienced