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Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Minnesota Speeds Up Planning for Self-Driving Cars

MnDOT

Self-driving cars will eventually hit the pavement in Minnesota, and state officials want our roads and laws to be ready.

Eric Roper | Minneapolis Star Tribune
March 8, 2018
Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

TMC Explores Deployment of Automated Trucks

Fred Andersky, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Industry experts explored a variety of approaches for developing and deploying autonomous trucks and examined the evolving regulatory framework for this technology here at the annual meeting of the Technology & Maintenance Council.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Starsky Robotics' Unmanned Truck Drives on Public Road in Florida

Starsky Robotics Starsky Robotics

Along a rural stretch of sunny farmland in south-central Florida, a heavy-duty truck drove itself for seven miles on a public road with nobody on board the vehicle.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Dyson Points to an Autonomous Future as Growth Continues

Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg News

Dyson Ltd., best-known as a manufacturer of vacuum cleaners, hand driers and air filters, posted a surge in revenue driven by demand from Asia, and revealed a growing shift toward developing autonomous products.

Gilas Turner | Bloomberg News
March 6, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Humans Slapped and Shouted at Robot Cars in Two of Six California DMV Crash Reports This Year

Ford

The human response to possible takeover by robot overlords is off to a troubling start. Of six crash reports involving robot cars filed in California so far this year, two involved a human approaching the car and attacking it.

Russ Mitchell | Los Angeles Times
March 6, 2018
Autonomous

Automated Driver Assistance Systems Helpful to Promote Safety, UPS Executive Says

Carlton Rose of UPS Carlton Rose of UPS at TMC. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Automated driver assistance systems are tools the freight industry may utilize to enhance highway safety, a senior executive at UPS Inc. reminded executives at the Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting March 6.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 6, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Uber’s Self-Driving Trucks Now Hauling Freight in Arizona

An Uber Freight truck makes a self-driving delivery in Arizona An Uber Freight truck makes a self-driving delivery in Arizona. (Uber Technologies Inc.)

Uber Technologies Inc. announced that its self-driving commercial trucks are now conducting regular freight hauls in Arizona through the Uber Freight network.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 6, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Spear: Trucking to Play Key Role in Autonomous Policy

Chris Spear Spear by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — New federal guidance on automated cars and trucks to be unveiled this year will include the input from the trucking industry, American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear said at the Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting March 5.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 5, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Toyota Adds $2.8 Billion to Software Push for Self-Driving Cars

Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg News

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to spend $2.8 billion to make sure its system for writing the software for self-driving cars will be just as efficient as the factories that build them.

John Lippert | Bloomberg News
March 5, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Chao Tells Automated Vehicle Summit DOT “3.0” Guidance Could Be Issued in Early Summer

Elaine Chao Elaine Chao via U.S. DOT Media Center/YouTube

WASHINGTON — Updated federal guidance for manufacturers and states seeking to deploy self-driving vehicles could be released as early as summer, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao told hundreds of executives attending the automated vehicle policy summit here.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 1, 2018

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