Autonomous
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Brexit Britain Wants to Become a Leader in Driverless Vehicles

An attendee takes a photograph of an RDM Autonomous Vehicles Pod vehicle outside the SMMT Connected conference on autonomous vehicles in London, on March 30, 2017. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News)

Britain is stepping up its plans to be a leader in self-driving cars. The government is awarding 25 million pounds ($33 million) this week to as many as six projects that will research and test autonomous vehicles on highways and on trials of remote-control parking.

Anna Hirtenstein | Bloomberg News
June 5, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Driverless Tech Part of SoftBank’s 300-Year Plan

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SoftBank Group Corp.’s Masayoshi Son wants his company to grow for 300 years, and he’s willing to pour billions of dollars into far-out technology to make it happen.

Alistair Barr and Eric Newcomer | Bloomberg News
June 4, 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, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous

Capitol Agenda for the Week of June 4: The Word

Rep. Bill Shuster Shuster by Fox News via YouTube

In a small side room at Washington’s Union Station, this year’s Infrastructure Week kicked off with a keynote address from Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. She again pointed to the private sector and state and municipal officials as being the key drivers on infrastructure funding. Before the secretary’s address, Austin, Texas, Mayor Steve Adler had offered the infrastructure intelligentsia in attendance a different message. A look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 4, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Why GM and Waymo Rely on Allies in Self-Driving Race

Waymo The hubcap of a Jaguar I-Pace with Waymo autonomous electric vehicle technology. (Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg News)

An automaker like General Motors Co. brings two advantages to the development of self-driving vehicles: knowledge of how to build a car and the factories to do it. Silicon Valley’s biggest entrants into autonomous vehicles, particularly Alphabet Inc., have legions of coders and piles of cash.

David Welch and Mark Bergen | Bloomberg News
June 1, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 50

DHL to Open Americas Innovation Center, Relocates Florida Facility

Mike Parra at DHL America's Innovation Center groundbreaking Mike Parra, DHL Express CEO for the Americas, speaks at DHL's groundbreaking ceremony for its Americas Innovation Center on May 30 in Rosemont, Ill. (Peter Wynn Thompson/AP Images for DHL)

International logistics giant DHL has been active in the United States this spring, laying the foundation for a major marketing and education center and growing a service facility in Florida.

Transport Topics
June 1, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

New York, Los Angeles Team With Schumer on Self-Driving Vehicle Rules

Aaron P. Bernstein/Bloomberg News

New York City and Los Angeles, worried that a Senate self-driving car bill would make them hand over control of their streets to the federal government, have found a powerful ally: Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).

Shaun Courtney | Bloomberg News
May 31, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

GM Partners With Tech Investment Firm to Bring Self-Driving Vehicles to Market Next Year

Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg News

General Motors Co. and the SoftBank Vision Fund are partnering to invest in GM Cruise to bring self-driving vehicles to market by next year, the company said May 31.

Jamie LaReau | Detroit Free Press
May 31, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Fatal Uber Crash Sheds Light on Use of Thermal Imaging

This March 19, 2018 still image taken from video provided by ABC-15, shows investigators at the scene of a fatal accident involving a self-driving Uber car on the street in Tempe, Ariz. (ABC-15.com via AP)

Since the Uber accident in March, autonomous car researchers’ eyes have been opening to the need to teach robots how to drive in the dark and avoid people who wander into the road.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
May 29, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber Self-Driving Car in Fatal Crash Wasn’t Programmed to Brake

This March 19, 2018 still image taken from video provided by ABC-15, shows investigators at the scene of a fatal accident involving a self-driving Uber car on the street in Tempe, Ariz. (ABC-15.com via AP)

Uber Technologies Inc.’s self-driving vehicle wasn’t programmed to stop for obstructions in its path, including the pedestrian it struck and killed last March in Arizona, according to federal investigators.

Ryan Beene and Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
May 24, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber Ends Testing of Self-Driving Cars, Trucks in Arizona

Uber trucks Uber Advanced Technologies Group

Uber Technologies Inc. confirmed it is shutting down its autonomous vehicle operations in Arizona, including its self-driving trucks, two months after one of its self-driving passenger cars struck and killed a pedestrian in the state.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
May 24, 2018

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