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Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Fiat Chrysler CEO: Even With Autonomous Vehicles, Brand Identity Will Be Key

Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg News

The term generic might imply a reasonable, cost-effective choice at the grocery store, but Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne says it’s no way to think about cars.

Eric D. Lawrence | Detroit Free Press
February 7, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Uber’s Kalanick Stays Calm on the Stand During Waymo Trade-Secrets Trial

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick (left) and Anthony Levandowski (right) co-founder of Otto, pose for a photo in the lobby of Uber headquarters, Aug. 18, 2016, in San Francisco. (Tony Avelar/ AP Photo);

Subdued. Calm. Compliant. Agreeable. Those adjectives aren’t typically associated with Travis Kalanick, Uber’s combative co-founder. But during 50 minutes on the witness stand in the Waymo vs. Uber trial on Feb. 6, a suit-and-tie-clad Kalanick kept his cool, meekly agreeing with most questions posed to him by Charles Verhoeven, Waymo’s lead attorney.

Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle
February 7, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Waymo, Uber Trade Barbs in Court Over Trade-Secret Theft Suit

Photos by Seth Wenig, Eric Risberg/AP

Waymo and Uber lawyers squared off in a federal court on Feb. 5 on the first day of a bombshell trade-secret theft case.

Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle
February 6, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Embark Self-Driving Truck Completes Coast-to-Coast Test Run

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A self-driving truck operated by tech startup Embark recently completed a test run from Los Angeles to Jacksonville, Fla., which the company hailed as the first coast-to-coast journey by an automated truck.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 6, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

Survey: US Manufacturers Say Autonomous Trucks Could Cut Costs

Daimler Future Truck 2025 Autonomous vehicles, such as Daimler's Future Truck 2025, could provide substantial cost savings over the next decade if aggressively adopted for longhaul trucking, U.S. manufacturers say. (Daimler AG)

Manufacturers could save nearly 30% of their total transportation costs through 2040 if autonomous, longhaul trucking is aggressively adopted, according to an analysis of a new survey of U.S. manufacturers by PwC and the Manufacturing Institute.

Transport Topics
February 6, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Canada Wants Electric, Driverless Cars to Factor in NAFTA

Ford

Canada wants North American automakers to get extra credit for making cars more environmentally friendly or able to drive themselves as negotiators try to bridge one of NAFTA’s sharpest divides.

Anne Riley Moffat | Bloomberg News
February 2, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

How Autonomous Trucks Could Lead to More Driving Jobs, Not Fewer

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Self-driving truck developer Uber Technologies Inc. predicts that transfer hubs for longhaul autonomous trucks will increase demand for local drivers, countering perceptions that automation will lead to widespread job losses in trucking.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 1, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Daimler Expects Heavy Spending on New Tech as Industry Shifts to Autonomous Driving

The Daimler AG Mercedes-Benz logo is seen on the grille of the Concept EQA electric vehicle during the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News);

German automaker Daimler made lots of money last year. That’s a good thing, because the company says it will need to spend heavily this year to keep up with the technological change expected to disrupt the car industry.

Davis McHurgh | AP Business Writer
February 1, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Self-Driving Cars Need Humans Less and Less, California Data Shows

General Motors Co.

The robot cars test-driving on California roads seem to need their human overseers less and less.

David R. Baker | San Francisco Chronicle
February 1, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Driverless Udelv Cargo Vehicle Goes Live

Udelv Truck Udelv

An autonomous vehicle designed for last-mile deliveries and e-commerce returns conducted a live test Jan. 30 on public roads in San Mateo, Calif., driving a 2.5 mile loop from a grocery store to two customers.

Transport Topics
January 31, 2018

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