Autonomous
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous, TCA

Drone Deliveries Ready to Soar in Japan, but Issues Linger

A Japan Post Co. mail carrier rides a motorcycle under the Metropolitan Expressway in Yokohama, Japan. (Takaaki Iwabu/Bloomberg News)

Amazon.com wowed the world in 2013 with a video purporting to show what the future of the delivery industry would look like. But are we any closer to that now? The answer seems to be no — at least in Japan.

Kazuaki Nagata | Japan Times, Tokyo
May 21, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

ATA Leaders Meet With IRU in Geneva, Discuss Industry’s Future

Daimler autonomous truck Daimler autonomous truck. (Daimler AG)

Trucking industry leaders from around the world are facing many of the same issues as their counterparts in the United States, including the emergence of advanced driver-assistance systems and combating a persistent shortage of drivers.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 17, 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
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Apple Passes Waymo, Tesla for Self-Driving Car Permits in California

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Just last year, Apple was in the backseat of an increasingly crowded competition for self-driving cars with Google-owned Waymo, Tesla and Uber vying for an edge.

Seung Lee | The (San Jose) Mercury News
May 17, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Self-Driving Cars Find Clearer Paths to Market Outside US

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology

Cars that drive themselves are finding the clearest paths to showrooms in the United Kingdom, Germany, South Korea and Singapore, where governments have enacted legislation allowing autonomous vehicles to be tested on public roads. And China’s not far behind.

Ma Jie and David Welch | Bloomberg News
May 15, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Capitol Agenda for the Week of May 14: Big Orange Cone

Traffic cones in Las Vegas Eugene Mulero/Transport Topics

Downtown Las Vegas is under construction. The consistent rise in tourism and population persuaded city and state officials to invest in wider roadways, additional transit and walkability options, and improve connectivity across freight corridors.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 14, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Rhode Island to Explore Autonomous Shuttle Pilot

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The self-driving car wave could be headed to Rhode Island. The state’s Department of Transportation has released a request for proposals in its bid for a public-private partnership to test autonomous vehicles, likely in the form of small driverless shuttles in the Providence area.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
May 11, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Uber to Offer Food Delivery by Drone in San Diego

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Uber Technologies Inc. plans to deliver food by drone in San Diego as part of a wide-reaching commercial test program approved by the federal government May 9, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said.

Eric Newcomer and Brad Stone | Bloomberg News
May 11, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Capitol Agenda for the Week of May 7: Little Bills

Kevin Hassett Hassett via C-Span

The art of the deal under the Trump administration is taking us from the promise of having a huge infrastructure package to asking us to settle for smaller, tinier measures. Essentially, you get what you can.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 9, 2018
Government, Business, Autonomous

FHWA Launches Nationwide Initiative on Highway Automation

Autonomous vehicles "talk" to each other U.S. Department of Transportation

The Federal Highway Administration will host a series of meetings throughout the remainder of the year that will bring government and private-sector representatives together over the topic of highway automation

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 9, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Uber’s Self-Driving Software Reportedly Decided Not to React Before Fatal Collision

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Uber believes its self-driving software that chooses how to react when it detects objects in the roadway is the cause behind a fatal collision between one of its vehicles and a pedestrian.

Benjamin Raven | MLive.com (Walker, Mich.)
May 8, 2018

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