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

(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

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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


Meet the Infrastructure and Tools team

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Lofty aspirations require strong foundations. At Torc, the Infrastructure & Tools team is tasked with creating and maintaining the foundational systems on which the rest of the organization depends. The team is composed of cross-functional, multi-disciplinary software professionals who are dedicated to creating the infrastructure, web applications, and backend tools that enable testing and data

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How experiences shape our view of safety at Torc

on July 1, 2020

The strength of Torc’s winning teams comes in part from the diverse individual contributions from each team member. A variety of backgrounds, life experiences, and viewpoints can contribute to a wealth of perspectives on the importance of safety.  In Part 1 of our National Safety Month blog highlight, we outlined how Torc’rs view safety as

Safety: Our metric for success in autonomous vehicle development

on June 24, 2020

With the commercialization of autonomous vehicles frequently referred to as a “race,” the discussion of competitiveness often turns to which company holds the best technological advantage over the others.  However, while Torc is notorious among internal teams for setting aggressive technological goals, we also have the perspective of over a decade of commercializing self-driving technology

Three tenets of building a successful self-driving company

on January 14, 2020

A message from the Torc CEO As a new decade begins, I’ve spent some time reflecting on some truisms as CEO of Torc for the last 15 years. There are many things that can be attributed to our success so far, but I believe the following three are critical.  Winning teams  Surround yourself with good

Kick-start your career with an engineering co-op

on November 25, 2019

As you work toward your engineering degree, you may be wondering how to stand out from the crowd of graduating seniors competing for the best jobs. You might even be unsure of what exact career path you are passionate about pursuing.  At Torc, we offer positions for college students on our engineering teams to help


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