Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Canada Wants Electric, Driverless Cars to Factor in NAFTA


Canada wants North American automakers to get extra credit for making cars more environmentally friendly or able to drive themselves as negotiators try to bridge one of NAFTA’s sharpest divides.

Anne Riley Moffat | Bloomberg News
February 2, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

How Autonomous Trucks Could Lead to More Driving Jobs, Not Fewer

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Self-driving truck developer Uber Technologies Inc. predicts that transfer hubs for longhaul autonomous trucks will increase demand for local drivers, countering perceptions that automation will lead to widespread job losses in trucking.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 1, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Daimler Expects Heavy Spending on New Tech as Industry Shifts to Autonomous Driving

The Daimler AG Mercedes-Benz logo is seen on the grille of the Concept EQA electric vehicle during the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News);

German automaker Daimler made lots of money last year. That’s a good thing, because the company says it will need to spend heavily this year to keep up with the technological change expected to disrupt the car industry.

Davis McHurgh | AP Business Writer
February 1, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Self-Driving Cars Need Humans Less and Less, California Data Shows

General Motors Co.

The robot cars test-driving on California roads seem to need their human overseers less and less.

David R. Baker | San Francisco Chronicle
February 1, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Driverless Udelv Cargo Vehicle Goes Live

Udelv Truck Udelv

An autonomous vehicle designed for last-mile deliveries and e-commerce returns conducted a live test Jan. 30 on public roads in San Mateo, Calif., driving a 2.5 mile loop from a grocery store to two customers.

Transport Topics
January 31, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Waymo Buys ‘Thousands’ More Chrysler Vans for Driverless Service

Paul Sancya/AP

At some point this year, Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo plans to roll out a ride-hailing service using driverless cars. It just bought more vehicles to make that happen.

Mark Bergen and Jamie Butters | Bloomberg News
January 30, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

The Robot Delivery Vans Are Here


The future of driverless driving looks like a giant toaster with a funny hat.

Kyle Stock | Bloomberg News
January 30, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Jan. 29: State of the Bridges

Eastbound on Arlington Memorial Bridge Eastbound on Arlington Memorial Bridge (roadwaywiz via YouTube)

One-fifth of Iowa’s bridges are structurally deficient, as are more than 4,100 bridges in Pennsylvania. Twenty-three percent of bridges in Rhode Island are in that category. And, Washington, D.C., has eight of them. What's Congress going to do about them? Here's a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 29, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Why Self-Driving Cars Will Likely Be Light-Colored

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The issue involving something as simple as choice of paint color underscores the sweeping effects of self-driving cars for automotive engineering, said Samit Ghosh, CEO of automotive consulting and engineering firm P3 North America.

Nathan Bomey | USA Today
January 29, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Podcast: Transport Topics' Seth Clevenger on the Future of Autonomous Trucks


Transport Topics Managing Editor/Features Seth Clevenger talks about the future of autonomous trucks, the ELD mandate, the ongoing driver shortage and spends some time on electric trucks with financial-services company The Motley Fool.

January 26, 2018