Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Ford is Arriving With a Solution to Miami’s Terrible Drivers: Eliminate Them


On Feb. 27, Ford announced it had chosen Miami-Dade to be the first large-scale test site of its self-driving vehicle fleet.

Rob Wile | Miami Herald
February 27, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Self-Driving Cars With No In-Vehicle Backup Driver Get OK for California Public Roads

General Motors Co.

Self-driving cars with no human backup behind the wheel will be legal on California roads for testing and transporting the public starting April 2.

Ethan Baron | The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News
February 27, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Podcast Debut: ‘RoadSigns’ Tackles Autonomous

RoadSigns podcast

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Transport Topics' new podcast: RoadSigns. Our debut episode focuses on how the trucking industry’s steady and ongoing development of autonomous technology may someday affect truck drivers. Click to listen!

Transport Topics
June 11, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Feb. 26: If We All Drove Electric Cars

Tesla Model 3 Tesla Model 3 by Doug DeMuro via YouTube

Where, exactly, does a federal fuel-tax increase fit in with plans for funding infrastructure? A look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 26, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

TuSimple Expands as It Readies Self-Driving Truck Technology


Though it will likely be a decade or more before commercial trucks roll down the road without human drivers, trucks with sophisticated, semi-autonomous driving systems will soon be on the street — with a person aboard to supervise.

David Wichner | The Arizona Daily Star
February 26, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

BMW, Toyota Back a Driverless Startup That Wants to Start Small

University of Michigan

As automakers spend billions to rack up autonomous miles and map city streets, Toyota Motor Corp. and BMW AG are also betting on a startup with a more modest approach.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
February 26, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Glitches or Not, Nissan Starts Testing Semi-Autonomous Rides

Easy Ride Vehicle Shizuo Kambayashi/Associated Press

YOKOHAMA, Japan — In the future Nissan envisions, driverless cars will pick up children from school and recommend restaurants to tourists in various languages.

Yuri Kageyama | AP Business Writer
February 23, 2018
Government, Technology, Autonomous

DOT Schedules March 1 Listening Session on Automated Vehicles

Elaine Chao (Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press)

Executives from the commercial and passenger transportation industries will have an opportunity to recommend policy directives to federal officials during a forum the U.S. Department of Transportation will host March 1.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 22, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Washington, D.C., Dips Its Toe Into Self-Driving Cars

Autonomous car company Torc completed an autonomous cross-country trip in 2017, from Washington, D.C., to Seattle. (Torc)

Washington, D.C., is preparing for a future with self-driving cars by inviting companies to test their autonomous vehicle technology in the District.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
February 22, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Uber CEO Touts ‘Great’ Talks With Toyota CEO on Autonomous Cars

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi (Matthias Balk/DPA/Zuma Press/TNS)

The world’s largest car maker and biggest ride-hailing company plan to team up on autonomous driving as technological changes sweep through the transportation industry.

Yuji Nakamura and Saritha Rai | Bloomberg News
February 22, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Texas Official Wants Driverless Lanes on Interstate 35


Bexar County, Texas, Commissioner Kevin Wolff believes that a meeting he had last month in Washington with federal transportation officials could lead to construction of lanes for driverless automated vehicles on the Austin-San Antonio section of Interstate 35.

Bruce Selcraig | San Antonio Express-News
February 21, 2018