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DHL Partners with TuSimple to Adopt, Integrate and Evolve Autonomous Trucking Operations


SAN DIEGO, December 16, 2021 / PRNewswire / – TuSimple (Nasdaq: TSP), a global autonomous driving technology company, and DHL Supply Chain, one of the world’s leading contract logistics providers, have entered into a global partnership to adopt, integrate and evolve the TuSimple’s autonomous trucking technology in DHL operations. The strategic collaboration is part of DHL’s accelerated digitization strategy and aims to address the most pressing challenges facing the logistics industry.

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At the beginning of December, DHL started its daily freight transport operations using the San Antonio-to-Dallas Autonomous Freight Network (AFN). Now, with this extension of the partnership, DHL announces that it has reserved 100 autonomous trucks co-developed by TuSimple and Navistar in the United States.

The partnership positions DHL at the forefront of autonomous trucking operations and opens the door to collaboration in other markets such as Europe and Asia in the future. With the integration of TuSimple’s L4 technology into its network, DHL aims to harness the potential of TuSimple’s cutting-edge autonomous driving technology, specially designed to meet the unique demands of heavy-duty trucks.

“Partnering with leading technology companies is essential to our digital transformation strategy, and TuSimple will play a key role in supporting our adoption of next wave transportation solutions,” said Jim monkmeyer, President, Transport, DHL Supply Chain. “We share TuSimple’s vision of using efficiency to create a more sustainable future and have been encouraged by the results achieved so far. “

After establishing the first autonomous freight network in 2020 in the United States, TuSimple has since expanded its operations from Arizona at Florida, with plans to create a nationwide freight transport network over the next few years. Along with its expansion of AFN in the United States, TuSimple has launched efforts in Europe and Asia, where it tests its autonomous trucks on public roads in Sweden and in Asia at the deep water port of Shanghai.

“We are excited to be working with DHL, one of the world’s largest logistics leaders, to help them adopt, integrate and evolve our autonomous trucking technology into their operations,” said Cheng Lu, President and CEO of YouSimple. “This new partnership further validates the appetite for autonomous trucking technology as the industry seeks ways to increase freight capacity, improve safety and control operating costs.”

About TuSimple
TuSimple is a global autonomous driving technology company, headquartered in San diego, california, with operations in Arizona, Texas, Europe, and China. Founded in 2015, TuSimple develops a fully autonomous driving solution (SAE level 4) out of the box for long haul heavy trucks. TuSimple aims to transform the 4 trillion dollars the global road freight industry with the company’s cutting-edge AI technology, which enables trucks to see 1,000 meters away, run almost continuously and reduce fuel consumption by more than 10 % compared to manually driven trucks. Visit us at www.tusimple.com

About DHL
DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL divisions offer an unrivaled portfolio of logistics services ranging from domestic and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and sea transport to supply chain management. industrial supply. With approximately 400,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories around the world, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling sustainable global trade flows. With specialized solutions for growing markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, engineering, manufacturing and energy, automotive mobility and retail, DHL is decisively positions as “the logistics company for the world”.

DHL is part of the Deutsche Post DHL group. The Group achieved a turnover of more than 66 billion euros in 2020. With sustainable business practices and a commitment to society and the environment, the Group is making a positive contribution to the world. Deutsche Post DHL Group aims to achieve zero-emission logistics by 2050.

Forward-looking statements
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. All statements in this press release that do not relate to historical facts should be considered forward-looking, including statements regarding TuSimple’s business strategy and plans, the impact of self-driving trucks on the trucking industry. , the efficiencies and savings expected from autonomous trucks. , market opportunity and management objectives for future operations. These forward-looking statements are generally identified by the words “anticipate”, “believe”, “contemplate”, “continue”, “could”, “estimate”, “expect”, “foresee”, “the future”, ” intend, “” may “,” could “,” opportunity “,” plan “,” possible “,” potential “,” predict “,” project “,” should “,” strategy “,” strive “,” target “,” will “or” would “, the negative of such words or other similar words or expressions. The absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. are predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions and, therefore, are subject to risks and uncertainties. There are many important factors that could cause future events to occur. actual differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained in this press release, including, but not limited to, e fact that autonomous driving is an emerging technology and involves significant risks and uncertainties; TuSimple’s business model is relatively new; adverse changes or failure by TuSimple to comply with applicable government regulations, including those relating to autonomous vehicles; TuSimple’s ability to develop its autonomous freight network and to market, sell or lease specially designed L4 autonomous semi-trailers could be compromised if TuSimple’s L4 autonomous semi-trailers do not perform as intended; TuSimple’s ability to market its offerings on a large scale; various other factors related to TuSimple’s business, operations and financial performance, including, but not limited to, the impact of COVID-19. The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. You should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties described under the heading “Risk Factors” in our final prospectus dated April 14, 2021, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on April 16, 2021, and other documents filed by TuSimple with the SEC. These SEC filings identify and address other material risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and we assume no obligation and do not intend to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. We do not give any assurance that we will meet our expectations.

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