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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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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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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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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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VIDEO: Torc self-driving car safely navigates public roads during season’s biggest snowfall

on March 21, 2018

It is the second day of spring, but it’s snowing again in Blacksburg, Virginia. Last week Torc Robotics self-driving car, named Asimov, successfully drove on public roads through the area’s biggest snowfall of the season at the time. In this video, the car safely navigates low visibility and challenging road conditions in both urban and

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Jim DudleyVIDEO: Torc self-driving car safely navigates public roads during season’s biggest snowfall

Recap: Torc at CES

on January 23, 2018

We made a big splash at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada, showcasing our Asimov self-driving car system. Here’s a quick recap of the week’s events: Rain or shine, we offered demos throughout the week to consumers, press, and industry partners on the streets of Vegas. AutoWeek: Here’s how the latest autonomous driving systems handle

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Training the “brain” of the self-driving car

on October 5, 2017

When a self-driving car travels down a road, even the simplest environment generates massive amounts of data every minute, as sensors and cameras continually capture a 360-degree view of the car’s surroundings. The “eyes” of our car are composed of radar, LiDAR, and cameras. They work together to collect information about the road in real

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Torc self-driving car summer development highlights

on September 29, 2017

Torc’s self-driving car team had a busy summer as we improved capabilities and expanded testing environments for our autonomous system. Today, we’re releasing a video compilation featuring some of our recent testing and trips over the past few months. The following are some highlights – in all cases, the car is driving completely autonomously. Stop

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Jim DudleyTorc self-driving car summer development highlights