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Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Google Lobbying Shifts to Transport

A Waymo, customized Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, used for Google's autonomous vehicle program near the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. (Getty Images)

Google’s gravest threat is probably a regulatory crackdown on its lucrative search engine, and there’s a resurgent drumbeat about its size and power in Washington. If the company’s worried, that’s not showing up in its lobbying activity.

Mark Bergen | Bloomberg News
February 14, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

With Waymo Settlement, Uber CEO Clears the Way for Company’s Future

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It’s a paradox: How can paying a quarter of a billion dollars to a rival and issuing an apology be considered a win?

Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle
February 13, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

London Not Ready for Driverless Cars Before 2030s, Report Says

London black cabs cause gridlock and bring Whitehall and central London to a standstill in a one hour protest demonstration in 2014 against the use of Uber. (Getty Images)

London is ill-prepared to become an early adopter of cutting-edge transport technology including driverless cars and retail deliveries by drone, according to the city’s lawmakers.

Christopher Jasper | Bloomberg News
February 13, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

ATA Chairman Dave Manning Discusses Autonomous, Electric Trucks

NATSO Panel Newell (left), Manning and Mullings (Ari Ashe/Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Two fleet executives doubt fully autonomous or electric trucks will revolutionize the longhaul truckload industry in the near future, foreseeing instead a gradual evolution for these technologies.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
February 13, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

Technology of Tomorrow to Be Key Topic at TMC Annual Meeting

TMC 2017 exhibit floor A view of the exhibit floor during TMC 2017 in Nashville, Tenn. This year's annual meeting will be in Atlanta. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Future advancements in the trucking industry will be at the forefront of the Technology & Maintenance Council’s 2018 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition set for early next month.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Equipment Editor
February 9, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Uber Settles Waymo Driverless Car Suit, Said to Pay $245 Million

Photos by Seth Wenig, Eric Risberg/AP

Uber Technologies Inc. settled the high-stakes trade-secret theft lawsuit brought by Waymo, resolving a conflict that already cost the ride-hailing giant its top driverless car engineer and threatened to further embarrass the company.

Joel Rosenblatt | Bloomberg News
February 9, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Google Emails Show Internal Concern Over Losing Driverless Lead

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Three years ago, the head of Google’s self-driving car project emailed co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin to sound an alarm.

Mark Bergen | Bloomberg News
February 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Autonomous Coast-to-Coast Tesla Trip Past Deadline, Still Coming

Tesla Inc. Model X P100D sports utility vehicles sit on display at the company's new showroom in New York. Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg News

Tesla Inc. hasn’t thrown its plan to demonstrate an autonomous cross-country drive out the window — it’s just tapped the brakes.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
February 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Wintry Weather Illustrates One Challenge Facing Vehicle Automation

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Snow-covered blacktop can be a big problem for autonomous vehicles, which to this point largely use cameras that zero in on lane markings to guide the car down the highway.

Tyrel Linkhorn | The Blade (Toledo, Ohio)
February 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Uber’s Kalanick: We Didn’t Hire Waymo Engineer to Steal Self-Driving Secrets

Travis Kalanick, co-founder and former CEO of Uber Technologies Inc., arrives at the Phillip Burton Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in San Francisco, Feb. 6, 2018. (Michael Short/Bloomberg News)

Travis Kalanick got some vindication in court on Feb. 7. Under friendly cross-examination by a lawyer for Uber — the ride-hailing company he co-founded and led until it ousted him last June — Kalanick got a chance to present himself as an earnest guy who loved his work, cared about the future and didn’t take illicit shortcuts as he competed aggressively in the race for self-driving cars.

Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle
February 8, 2018

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