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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

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Jim DudleyHow experiences shape our view of safety at Torc

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

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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

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Jim DudleyThree tenets of building a successful self-driving company

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

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Jim DudleyTorc Robotics featured in NOVA documentary

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,

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Jim DudleyDaimler Trucks begins testing automated trucks on public roads

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

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Jim DudleyBecoming an Autonomous Vehicle Engineer – Part 3: Beyond Coding

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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Jim DudleyBecoming an Autonomous Vehicle Engineer – Part 2: Software Skills

Torc and AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah run self-driving car through hazardous traffic scenarios

on November 28, 2018

BLACKSBURG, VA – Torc Robotics and AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah have pitted Torc’s self-driving system against some of the most unpredictable traffic hazards in their effort to develop and evaluate safety criteria for self-driving vehicles. During two weeks in November, the partners challenged Torc’s Asimov self-driving system in scenarios that included pedestrians, cyclists,

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Jim DudleyTorc and AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah run self-driving car through hazardous traffic scenarios

Torc integrates autonomous vehicle technology in Chrysler Pacifica

on October 11, 2018

BLACKSBURG, VA – Torc Robotics is expanding its commercialization capabilities by integrating its autonomous vehicle technology on a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. Torc’s focus since the company was founded has been on saving lives. The company’s technology has done that in mining and defense and now it’s time for that technology to be used on

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Jim DudleyTorc integrates autonomous vehicle technology in Chrysler Pacifica

Asimov navigates day and night snow scenarios

on May 23, 2018

Those who live in Blacksburg, Virginia, know that winter weather often happens in waves and there are a handful of significant snowfalls per year. While the snow might not accumulate here as much as in northern states, the area’s mountain roads add an additional challenge for those willing to drive in the conditions. Our Asimov

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Jim DudleyAsimov navigates day and night snow scenarios