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Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Microsoft Joins Self-Driving Vehicle Development at Michigan Test Center

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On a blustery spring day that showed exactly why Michigan’s range of weather is perfect for testing self-driving and connected vehicles, the American Center for Mobility formally opened and announced a far-reaching deal April 4 with Microsoft.

Mark Phelan | Detroit Free Press
April 5, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Houston Joins Smart Cities Program to Prepare for Autonomous Vehicles

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Houston will join 21 other cities in a national partnership aimed at addressing persistent transportation challenges as technology and mobility choices have planners rethinking how streets, sidewalks and private spaces interact.

Doug Begley | Houston Chronicle
April 5, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Self-Driving Cars Are On North Carolina Turnpike Authority’s Radar

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The fatal crash involving an Uber self-driving car in Arizona last month has not dissuaded the North Carolina Turnpike Authority from urging companies to test autonomous vehicles on the Triangle Expressway in western Wake County.

Richard Stradling | The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)
April 5, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Autonomous Vehicle Policy Legislation Awaits Senate Action

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Legislation meant to facilitate the development of self-driving cars awaiting floor consideration in the Senate is among the measures on the chamber’s docket when senators return to Capitol Hill April 9 from the Easter recess.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 5, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Transport Topics Wins Seven Azbee Business Publication Regional Awards

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Transport Topics collected Azbee Awards of Excellence in seven categories — including gold for best website redesign — April 4 as 2018 winners were announced by the American Society of Business Publication Editors for the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Transport Topics
April 4, 2018
Government, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

ATRI Announces Top 2018 Research Priorities

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Planning cities to better accommodate trucks is one area of study the American Transportation Research Institute will delve into further this year, according to a press release issued by the organization April 2. ATRI’s board of directors recently approved the 2018 top research priorities identified by the institute’s Research Advisory Committee.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 4, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Toyota Talks Self-Driving Cars and the Real Reason the Automaker Suspended Testing

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When a woman crossing an Arizona street was struck and killed by a self-driving Uber car late last month, it sparked a swift public reckoning over the near-term future of autonomous vehicle testing on public roads.

Jill Cowan | The Dallas Morning News
April 3, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

California Starts Accepting Applications for Driverless Car Permits

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California began accepting applications April 2 for permits to deploy self-driving cars on public roads without a human backup driver at the wheel.

Russ Mitchell | Los Angeles Times
April 3, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

The Future of Freight: What's Your Vision?

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How will technology and innovation change the way freight is transported? Tell us what you think the future will be like and we could feature your ideas in an upcoming edition of Transport Topics.

Transport Topics
April 2, 2018
Government, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Uber Crash Sparks Talk of Tighter Rules for Self-Driving Vehicles

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U.S. lawmakers have applied a light touch in regulating robot cars. At the national level, the Trump administration has proclaimed that driverless-car guidelines should be “entirely voluntary” for automakers, and bills pending in Congress would clear the way to putting tens of thousands of autonomous cars on the road — orders of magnitude more than the few hundred in the country today — before federal safety regulations are set.

Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle
April 2, 2018

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