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Drivers to Remain Necessary Despite Advancements in Autonomous Vehicles, ATA Policy Expert Says

ATA's Mike Cammisa Cammisa by Eugene Mulero/Transport Topics

ATLANTA — The trucking industry will continue to depend on drivers to assist with the navigation of autonomous and connected truck fleets, a policy expert at American Trucking Associations said at the Connected Fleets USA conference Sept. 25.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 25, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Volvo Sees Growth in 2018, Especially With VNR

Volvo's Goran Nyberg John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Volvo Trucks North America is preparing for expected heavy-duty sales growth in 2018, and two trucks introduced earlier this year, the new VNR and the remodeled VNL, will be its main warhorses.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
September 25, 2017
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Daimler Trucks Outlines Vision for Electric Vehicles, Platooning, Connectivity

Martin Daum Daum via Daimler Trucks North America

ATLANTA — Daimler Trucks North America outlined its vision for electric trucks and platooning and showcased its latest advances in active safety and connectivity in the first press conference held by a truck manufacturer here at the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
September 25, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Safety, Productivity to Improve With Proliferation of Autonomous Trucks, Executives Say

ATLANTA — Advancements in the technology facilitating autonomous trucks will enhance safety and productivity across the freight sector, two executives helping to drive the issue said at the Connected Fleets USA conference Sept. 25.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 25, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Uber Unveils Second Generation Self-Driving Car in Pittsburgh

Uber is taking the co-driver out of its self-driving cars in Pittsburgh as the company rolls out the second generation of its autonomous Volvo SUVs.

Aaron Aupperlee | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
September 21, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

'Smart Car' Technology May Make Roads Safer, but Some Fear Data Hacks

JackyLeung/Getty Images

Autonomous vehicles are the wave of a rapidly approaching future that is already bringing increasing amounts of “smart” technology to cars and trucks, and could eventually make passengers of everyone in a vehicle.

September 21, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Best Self-Driving Vehicle Tech Going Nowhere as Rules Stall Under Trump

A door sits open on a Daimler Smart Vision EQ fortwo electric autonomous self-driving concept automobile. Simon Dawson/Bloomberg News

The technology that gives cars superpowers to see around corners and through walls won’t be on the first self-driving rides hitting the road in the next few years.

Keith Naughton Ryan Beene and David Welch | Bloomberg News
September 21, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber Freight’s Push to Streamline Trucking Hinges on Fixed Rates, Speedy Execution

Uber Freight's Bill Driegert Driegert by Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Uber Freight’s push to automate trucking transactions hinges on a fixed pricing model designed to eliminate bidding and phone calls and enable on-demand truck capacity for shippers.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
September 20, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Boston’s Self-Driving Vehicle Startups Fed Up With Regulations

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology

Top automakers and tech companies are warning state officials the current regulations for testing self-driving cars may be too burdensome and could make it too hard or even impossible to test in Massachusetts, a move experts say would delay the economic and safety benefits expected from autonomous vehicles.

Jordan Graham | Boston Herald
September 20, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Uber’s Fleet of Self-Driving Cars in Pittsburgh Back on Road After Crash

Zombieite/Flickr

Uber grounded its fleet of self-driving cars in Pittsburgh for a few hours the morning of Sept. 18 as the company investigated a crash involving one of its vehicles.

Aaron Aupperlee | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
September 19, 2017

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