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Pronto Aims for ‘Crash-Proof Trucks’

September 20, 2019

While some self-driving truck developers are focused on building a future when heavy-duty vehicles will operate autonomously on the highway, another startup has already begun to commercialize an automated driving system that it believes is market-ready today.

Autonomous Trucking Startup’s New Chief Is ‘Closing the Curtain on Safety Theater’

August 29, 2019

With a new CEO who eschews the hype behind self-driving trucks, autonomous-truck startup Pronto says it plans to roll out its first commercial product to customers this year that will “add a safety layer to commercial trucks.”

Copilot by Pronto: driver-assist technology does just that! (with video)

August 21, 2019

Even the best drivers have lapses in attention and it’s my contention that Copilot is technology every driver needs when they’re least aware they need it most, and this has little to do with experience and tenure.

 

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AV safety expert Robbie Miller on self-driving “science fiction“ (Episode 12)

August 19, 2019

In this episode, Leslie and Pete talk to Robbie Miller, Chief Safety Officer at Pronto.

A new safety layer: Pronto tech automates lane keeping, cruise control for drivers

July 26, 2019

This is one of many reasons why Chris, Pronto’s safety driver, says he prefers using Copilot whenever possible on the road. “I feel safer,” he says.

Software, Insurance Dominated Discussions at 2019 AV Summit

June 14, 2019

Pronto AI is taking a more gradual approach to developing autonomous driving features instead of pushing for “fully” automated vehicles.

An exclusive look at Pronto’s driver-assist technology

June 6, 2019

Pronto invited Fleet Owner to the company’s headquarters in San Francisco for an exclusive look at the Level 2 automated technology that controls braking, throttling and steering.

Anthony Levandowski on lessons learned at TC Sessions: Robotics+AI

April 22, 2019

TechCrunch sits down with Levandowski for a wide-ranging discussion on autonomous vehicles and his new startup Pronto.ai…

Tech Pioneer Levandowski Wants Limited Trucking Autonomy Now

February 25, 2019

Anthony Levandowski is a pioneer of autonomous vehicle systems. He developed a self-driving motorcycle in 2004, joined Google’s driverless car team early on and left to help start Otto when he decided trucking was a better place for the technology to develop….

Silicon Valley’s Levandowski returns with self-driving truck start-up

December 18, 2018

“[Copilot] will be the first standalone real product for a real market that the self-driving industry has delivered,” Mr Levandowski said.

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