Autonomous
Government, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Pentagon Might Obtain Self-Driving Vehicles First

BAE Systems

Forget Uber, Waymo and Tesla: The next big name in self-driving vehicles could be the Pentagon.

Daniel Flatley | Bloomberg News
April 30, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

LG Acquires ZKW in Its Largest Takeover; Focus Shifts to Lighting Self-Driving Cars

SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg News

South Korean electronics group LG aims to become the world leader in lighting self-driving cars, by taking over Austrian car lights specialist ZKW for an estimated $1.3 billion, LG announced April 26.

dpa | (Hamburg, Germany)
April 26, 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

Tesla Autopilot Chief Jim Keller Latest Executive to Leave Company

Alex Kraus/ Bloomberg News

Tesla Inc.’s Autopilot chief, Jim Keller, has left the company, the latest in a rash of executive departures at the electric-car maker led by CEO Elon Musk.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
April 26, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Jaguar CEO Ralf Speth Says Nobody Can Go It Alone in Autonomous Driving

Getty Images

Jaguar Land Rover, which is teaming with Waymo to develop autonomous vehicles, is testing the technology predominantly in the United Kingdom and sharpening efforts to make the roads safer with such cars, CEO Ralf Speth said.

Bloomberg News
April 25, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Yamato, DeNA Test Autonomous Delivery System in Japan

Electric cars for the Robo-neko-yamato autonomous van delivery service, operated by Yamato Transport Co. and DeNA Co., stand in Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, April 16, 2017. (Akio Kon/Bloomberg News)

On April 24, Yamato Transport Co. and DeNA Co. tested an autonomous vehicle delivery service to gauge the potential of self-driving technology in the field of logistics.

Kazuaki Nagata | Japan Times, Tokyo
April 24, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Capitol Agenda for the Week of April 23: Denham Amendment

Rep. Jeff Denham U.S. Representative Jeff Denham via YouTube

Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) and Rep. Jim Costa (D-Calif.) are seeking consideration on the House floor for an amendment that aims to clarify regulations related to motor carriers in a 1994 aviation policy law. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 23, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Could Self-Driving Bulldozers Help Fix A Housing Shortage?

Screenshot via Built Robotics

As the yellow and black bulldozer-like machine zoomed around the construction site preparing the ground for 700 new houses, all that was missing was someone in the driver’s seat.

Marisa Kendall | The Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.)
April 23, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Volvo Unit UD Trucks Eyes Autonomous Vehicles to Ease Driver Shortage in Japan

Volvo Group

UD Trucks, a Japanese subsidiary of Swedish truck maker Volvo AB, plans to introduce electric and autonomous trucks within the next two years, joining global rivals in developing driverless technologies to ease a labor shortage.

Jie Ma | Bloomberg News
April 23, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Don Burnette Becomes Last Otto Co-Founder to Leave Uber Technologies

Don Burnette checks the software on a computer inside the cab of the self-driving, big-rig truck during a demonstration at the Otto headquarters Aug. 18, 2016. (Tony Avelar/AP)

With the recent departure of Don Burnette, all four co-founders of driverless-trucking company Otto have left Uber Technologies Inc., about 18 months after Uber’s purchase of the startup.

Mark Gurman and Eric Newcomer | Bloomberg News
April 19, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

MoDOT Grapples With Issues Related to Vehicle Automation

Tesla Self-Driving Tesla Model S with self-driving technology by Andreas Arnold/Bloomberg

As the auto market becomes more saturated with electric vehicles and vehicles with automation capabilities, the Missouri Department of Transportation is grappling with the changes these types of vehicles present.

Eric Dundon | Hannibal Courier - Post
April 16, 2018

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