Autonomous driving technology is the focus of a brand-new hydrogen truck manufacturer that is targeting mass production by 2024.

Dubbed Hydron, the arguably futuristic firm was today (June 10) launched by Mo Chen, co-founder of San Diego-based TuSimple.

No stranger to the mobility space, Chen has already helped develop AI-powered autonomous software and carry out the successful operation of a self-driving heavy-duty truck.

Now, under the Hydron name, he is gearing up to transform hydrogen-powered long-haul freight transportation with similar technologies.

With his new entity, the Canadian entrepreneur hopes to combine the self-driving technology with hydrogen-powered Class 8 trucks to make trucking safer, cleaner, and more efficient.

H2 View understands, Hydron plans to collaborate with partners to build a manufacturing facility in North American to meet US supply chain challenges, with the first generation of trucks expected to enter mass production in Q3 of 2024.

Mo Chen, CEO of Hydron, said, “The path to commercializing autonomous vehicles requires the complex integration of both hardware and software.

“The biggest challenge in bringing autonomous driving to the market at scale is not software development, but access to reliable mass production hardware, and now with Hydron, we will be able to provide automotive-grade hardware specifically for autonomous networks.”

Hydron is not affiliated with TuSimple and is a privately held independent company.

North American Hydrogen Summit  

H2 View is taking its events platform to America’s original clean hydrogen hub of California. Together with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we will stage our North American Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco on July 14-15.

As our summit theme Building Bridges: Hydrogen hubs and investment suggests, the event will explore the $8bn of funding announced to create at least four regional hydrogen hubs in the US. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution – and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.

With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow? Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?

If you are a member of the CaFCP, be sure to grab your ticket at a discounted rate with a code that can be provided to you by the events team.

Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.