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Penske Truck Leasing has joined the Torc Robotics Autonomous Advisory Council (TAAC). Torc Robotics is an independent subsidiary of Daimler Truck AG. The TAAC is comprised of key freight industry leaders who will provide strategic guidance to Torc as it integrates with the freight network and tackles challenges beyond highway driving.

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Bill Combs, vice president of connected vehicle strategy and experimentation at Penske Transportation Solutions, will speak at the Autonomous Vehicles Silicon Valley Conference (AVSV) February 26-28 at the Pullman San Francisco Bay.

It's the 10th Autonomous Vehicles conference, and to mark the occasion, AVSV has engaged more than 65 speakers on site, over 10 hours of networking, and 50 dedicated content sessions.

Combs will present at two of those sessions:

  • "Deploying Autonomous Trucking in Urban Spaces: First Steps, Planning and Preparedness in Ensuring Success," Thursday, February 27 at 8:30 a.m.
  • "Fleet Planning to Incorporate AVS," Thursday, February 27 at 12 p.m.

In 2019, Penske announced that it was the first company of its kind to join the Partners for Automated Vehicle Education (PAVE) coalition. The effort aligned with Penske's mobility strategies around connected, automated, shared, and electric commercial vehicles.

By "Move Ahead" Staff

Shuttling around-the-clock between upstate New York and Michigan, custom-spec’d Penske Logistics trucks and trailers haul huge aluminum coils used for stamping to manufacture pickup trucks for a leading automotive manufacturer.

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