Autonomous
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

San Francisco Self-Driving Car Startup Pony.ai Raises $112 Million

Pony.ai

It’s a measure of the current frenzy surrounding self-driving cars that a year-old startup can haul in more than $100 million in its first fundraising round.

David R. Baker | San Francisco Chronicle
January 18, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

The First True Autonomous Cars Won’t Be for Sale

A fully autonomous Ford Fusion Hybrid research vehicle on streets of Dearborn, Mich. (Ford)

Auto companies at the CES tech convention in Las Vegas affirmed plans to have their first true self-driving cars in production by 2021 — or in some cases earlier. But don’t expect to see these vehicles on any dealership lots.

JC Reindl | Detroit Free Press
January 17, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Paint Designed for Self-Driving Vehicles to Be Tested at Autonomous Proving Ground

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PPG announced Jan. 16 it is partnering with the University of Michigan’s Mcity to test paint and other vehicle coatings specially designed for autonomous vehicles.

Aaron Aupperlee | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
January 17, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Massachusetts Town Could Become Testing Site for Self-Driving Cars

Optimus Ride

Self-driving cars could be coming to Arlington, Mass., soon, as the Board of Selectmen have agreed to allow Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine to take the first steps in bringing autonomous vehicle tests to town.

Rob Carter | Wicked Local Metro (Needham, Mass.)
January 17, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Safety Advocates Say Not So Fast on Driverless Cars

A self-driving shuttle in downtown Las Vegas was involved in a minor wreck Nov. 8, 2017, the first day of a yearlong trial period. (AP)

Highway safety advocates are urging lawmakers to pump the brakes on the development of driverless cars.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
January 17, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Aptiv, Lyft to Continue Vegas Self-Driving Car Tests, Expand to Second City

Aptiv

Aptiv left a piece of Pittsburgh in Las Vegas when it tore down its booth last week at the largest electronics show in Las Vegas.

Aaron Aupperlee | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
January 17, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Regulators to Seek More Input for Autonomous Vehicle Rule Revisions

Ford partnered with Domino’s in 2017 for autonomous pizza delivery trials. (Photo by Ford Motor Co.)

U.S. transportation regulators plan to take another step toward rewriting federal rules hampering the development and adoption of autonomous technologies — from cars and trucks to buses and trains.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
January 16, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Jan. 16: LiveOnWeb’s 2018 Government Outlook

Transport Topics' Eugene Mulero (left), ATA's Bill Sullivan Transport Topics' Mulero with American Trucking Associations' Sullivan. (LiveOnWeb via YouTube)

Approval of a provision that would clarify meal-and-rest break rules for truckers will be delayed if Congress clears for President Donald Trump this week a short-term funding measure. Here's a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

GM Drops the Steering Wheel and Gives Robot Driver Control

General Motors Co.

Next year, General Motors Co. will no longer need an engineer in the front seat babysitting the robot brain that controls its self-driving Chevrolet Bolt. The steering wheel and pedals will be gone, giving total control to the machine.

David Welch and Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
January 12, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Truck Firms Open Autonomous Door at CES

TuSimple exhibit booth at Consumer Electronics Show 2018 TuSimple's exhibit booth at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (TuSimple)

The truck industry showcased autonomous driving technology this week at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, a venue that consumer auto firms have used in recent years to broadcast new technology to a worldwide audience.

Transport Topics
January 11, 2018

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