Navistar and TuSimple Form Strategic Partnership

“Autonomous technology is entering our industry and will have a profound impact on our customers’ businesses. Navistar’s strategic partnership with TuSimple positions us to be a leader in developing solutions for our customers by leveraging our organizations’ collective expertise to integrate our vehicle design and systems integration capabilities with TuSimple’s innovative autonomous technology. This announcement marks a significant milestone in our development journey with TuSimple and we look forward to furthering our relationship in the months to come.”
- Persio Lisboa, President and CEO, Navistar


“TuSimple and Navistar began joint development of pre-production units in 2018 and now we are kicking-off a full go-to-market production program, We are honored to be partnered with Navistar. The investment in TuSimple and the partnership with Navistar marks an important milestone for our company. With the combined expertise of Navistar and TuSimple, we have a clear path to commercialize self-driving Class 8 trucks at scale.”
- Cheng Lu, President, TuSimple
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Navistar and TuSimple partner to bring autonomous trucks to market in the U.S., Canada and Mexico

Navistar has invested in TuSimple, and the companies will also co-develop a new line of autonomous heavy-duty trucks. 

The partnership between the Navistar and TuSimple is the first of its kind for the trucking industry and signals a commitment to introduce level 4 fully-autonomous trucks to the market by 2024.

Navistar and TuSimple will co-develop a new line of autonomous heavy-duty trucks manufactured by Navistar and operated using TuSimple’s self-driving technologies.

TuSimple will develop and provide autonomous software, Navistar will lead the design and integration of that software into the vehicle systems and distribute through their network.


TuSimple is considered the industry leader in autonomous trucking technology

The strategic partnership is the result of a successful technical relationship between the companies for more than two years. In addition, Navistar has taken a minority stake in TuSimple.

TuSimple is a self-driving technology company headquartered in San Diego, California with facilities in Tucson, Shanghai, and Beijing.

The company was founded in 2015 with a mission to improve the safety and efficiency of the trucking industry and today is considered the industry leader in autonomous trucking technology.

They are developing a commercial-ready Level 4 (SAE) fully autonomous driving solution for long-haul heavy-duty trucks.

The company operates a fleet of 40 self-driving trucks in the U.S., shipping freight autonomously for companies such as UPS and McLane Company between Arizona and Texas. TuSimple plans to demonstrate completely driverless operations in 2021.


How does the TuSimple system work?

Like a human, vehicles with TuSimple’s technology can sense its surroundings and its supercomputer is the brain to help it think and act.


See More

See More: Vehicles using TuSimple's technology use an average of 10 cameras, 5 radars, and 2 lidars to see and process more information simultaneously.


Think More

Think More: As the camera system feeds data into the system, the TuSimple autonomous technology is analyzing the safest way to navigate amongst, or around cars and other objects.


React Faster  

React Faster: Vehicles using TuSimple’s technology will recognize and react 15 times faster than human drivers to potentially threatening situations. Due to the faster response time and our advanced stability control system, the trucks are less likely to be in dangerous situations.