Autonomous trucking firm TuSimple expanding footprint

Autonomous driving technology startup TuSimple has reached an agreement with one of the largest industrial and commercial real estate developers in the country that expands the TuSimple “Autonomous Freight Network.”

Hillwood, an acquirer and developer of industrial properties, will integrate TuSimple’s infrastructure specifications into current and future industrial and commercial properties, starting with a million square foot state-of-the-art facility built within its 27,000-square-acre AllianceTexas development. The AllianceTexas Mobility Innovation Zone (MIZ) provides partner companies access to a testing and commercialization ecosystem, freight-critical resources, and partnerships to comprehensively adopt, integrate and scale so-called “Level 4” autonomous trucking operations.

Hillwood Chairman Ross Perot, Jr., said his company chose to partner with TuSimple “to provide the guidance and technical parameters required to prepare this new facility for the rapid adoption and expansion of autonomous trucking operations throughout the region and beyond.”