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How experiences shape our view of safety at Torc

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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

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Jim DudleyHow experiences shape our view of safety at Torc

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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

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Safety: Our metric for success in autonomous vehicle development

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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

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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

Becoming an Autonomous Vehicle Engineer – Part 3: Beyond Coding

on August 22, 2019

Autonomous vehicles have the potential to revolutionize transportation as we know it. This tech is also creating new and exciting jobs in the fields of engineering. In part one of this blog series, we outlined how to get started finding a career in the space. Part two discussed some of the most important coding languages

Becoming an Autonomous Vehicle Engineer – Part 2: Software Skills

on August 13, 2019

In part one of this blog series, we covered how to get started on your journey to becoming an autonomous vehicle engineer. Now, you may want to know what coding languages and software to learn in order to solidify your spot on a team creating the future of transportation.   See – Think – Act 

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