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Torc Robotics, Daimler Trucks release video of self-driving truck testing

on September 17, 2020

(Blacksburg, Va. – Sept. 17, 2020) Torc Robotics and Daimler Trucks have released a video showing footage of their testing of self-driving trucks on a closed-course on Virginia’s Smart Road and along highways in the Blacksburg, Virginia area, including I-81. Scenes include driving in varying weather conditions, up steep grades, and along construction zones. The

NASA safety expert joins Torc Robotics self-driving truck team

on September 8, 2020

(Blacksburg, Va. – Sept. 8, 2020) Former NASA safety engineering executive John Marinaro has joined Torc Robotics, the leader in self-driving trucking, as director of operational safety and testing — and member of the executive team. In this role, Marinaro has oversight and risk management responsibilities for Torc’s self-driving vehicle testing operations as well as

Torc Robotics doubles Virginia HQ facility, Continues growth to develop self-driving trucks

on August 18, 2020

(BLACKSBURG, VA) Torc Robotics doubled its headquarters facility this week in Blacksburg, Virginia with the completion of a major construction project. Although the nearly 16,000 square-foot expansion marks another milestone in Torc’s growing role as a powerhouse in automated truck technology, it is already insufficient space for the whole team. Torc, the leader in commercializing

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