Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous, TCA

More States Explore Truck-Platooning Technology and Regulations

Truck Platoon Peloton

It could be years before drivers on U.S. highways catch a glimpse of a tractor-trailer rig cruising down the highway with another truck trailing a perilous 20 or 30 feet behind.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
August 23, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous, TCA

$90 Million Driverless Vehicle Test Track Takes Shape in Florida

Test Track Rendering Florida Department of Transportation

Florida’s best hope to develop self-driving vehicles might lie with an iconic-looking campus and a $90 million test track being built 40 miles southwest of Orlando.

Mary Shanklin | Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel
August 22, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Chinese Autonomous Truck Startup Opens Research Facility in Arizona

Autonomous Truck TuSimple

A Chinese startup company developing self-driving technology for commercial trucking has opened a facility in Tucson for research and testing — including a planned Tucson-Phoenix run with an autonomous truck.

David Wichner | The Arizona Daily Star
August 22, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Colorado DOT Purchases World’s First Automated Self-Driving Construction Vehicle

autonomous self-driving construction vehicle Colorado DOT

When Robert Roy was helping to create the world’s first self-driving construction truck, he traveled across the country and talked to people in the construction industry. One of the people he spoke with, the president of a company in Louisiana, told him the story of how one of his employees almost died while working on a highway.

Tommy Simmons | Greeley (Colo.) Tribune
August 21, 2017
Technology, Autonomous, Opinion

Opinion: Four Disruptive Technology Trends in Trucking

When it comes to the trucking industry, we deal with a pace of change that has been constant for years: changing fuel costs, increased regulations, driver shortages, etc.

Victoria Kresge | Vice President, NationaLease
August 21, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

As Robots Take the Wheel, Driving Skills Begin to Hit the Skids

Self-Driving Truck Daimler AG

If your car can hit the brakes in an emergency and check your blind spots, will that make you a worse driver? Increasingly, automakers are worrying it may.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
August 10, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Tesla Meets With California, Nevada on Autonomous Truck Testing

Tesla Store Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News

Tesla Inc. has met with California and Nevada agencies about testing an autonomous semi-truck ahead of CEO Elon Musk’s unveiling of the next addition to the electric-car maker’s lineup.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
August 10, 2017
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

This E-Commerce Company Pays for Warehouse Worker Weddings. Will the Perk Survive Automation?

A Boxed Box Boxed

Tech entrepreneurs have long lavished perks on coders and engineers, the free massages, ping pong tables and free food of Valley lore.

Jing Cao | Bloomberg News
August 7, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Unions Urge Slowdown as Self-Driving Car Laws Pick Up Speed

Autonomous Truck Daimler

Labor unions are urging a slowdown as lawmakers fast-track legislation to allow self-driving vehicles on the road, a potential boon to some union jobs and an existential threat to others.

By Ryan Beene and Josh Eidelson | Bloomberg News
July 28, 2017
Government, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Congressional Panel Moves to Give Feds Say Over Self-Driving Vehicles

Autonomous Truck Daimler

A U.S. House committee July 27 approved legislation to give the federal government final say over the performance of self-driving vehicles, a measure that would preempt states from trying to set their own standards.

Todd Spangler | Detroit Free Press
July 27, 2017