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

Nation’s First Self-Driving Car Service for the Public Coming to Texas

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FRISCO, Texas — The nation’s first self-driving car service for the public will begin here in July.

Valerie Wigglesworth | The Dallas Morning News
May 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Peloton to Launch Platooning by End of 2018

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LONG BEACH, Calif. — Platooning developer Peloton Technology will have its two-truck platooning system in day-to-day commercial operation by the end of the year, a company executive said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
May 7, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Podcast Debut: ‘RoadSigns’ Tackles Autonomous

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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, Autonomous

Uber Hires Former NTSB Chairman Christopher Hart as Adviser in Midst of Crash Inquiry

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Uber Technologies Inc., whose self-driving car program is reeling from a fatal collision with a pedestrian, has hired former National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Christopher Hart to advise the company.

Eric Newcomer | Bloomberg News
May 7, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Toyota to Build Autonomous Vehicle Testing Site in Michigan

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Toyota announced plans May 3 to build its own autonomous vehicle testing site within the Michigan Technical Resource Park, a privately operated automotive proving grounds.

Tyrel Linkhorn | The Blade (Toledo, Ohio)
May 4, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Minnesota Safety Officials Look to Driverless Vehicles to Reduce Fatalities

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The late snowfalls in Minnesota this year might help autonomous vehicle developers save lives.

John Molseed | Post-Bulletin
May 3, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Lyft to Put Fleet of Driverless BMWs to Work in Las Vegas

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A fleet of 30 driverless BMW 5 Series vehicles is about to hit the streets of Las Vegas.

Mick Akers | Las Vegas Sun
May 3, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Self-Driving Car Pioneers Are Slowing Down After Crashes

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A series of high-profile accidents involving self-driving cars is slowing the mad rush into the autonomous-vehicle business, according to a report issued May 2.

Brian Eckhouse | Bloomberg News
May 2, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Autonomous Cars’ Shortcomings Revealed in California DMV Reports

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A demand from the California DMV of eight companies testing self-driving cars has highlighted a number of areas where the technology falls short of being safe to operate with no human backup.

Ethan Baron | The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News
May 1, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Driverless Tech Companies Face Scrutiny Over Safety Transparency

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On March 18, a robot-driven Volvo operated by Uber hit and killed a pedestrian in Arizona. Advocates for automation maintained that the tragedy shouldn’t detract from the likelihood that driverless technology is eliminating human error and making driving safer.

Russ Mitchell | Los Angeles Times
April 30, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Anthony Levandowski to Defend Himself Against Google’s Breach-of-Contract Claims

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, left, and Anthony Levandowski, co-founder of Otto, pose for a photo in the lobby of Uber headquarters, Aug. 18, 2016, in San Francisco. (Tony Avelar/ AP Photo)

Uber Technologies Inc.’s settlement of Waymo’s trade-secrets lawsuit in February left a key piece unresolved: the role played by Anthony Levandowski, the engineer at the center of the alleged theft of critical self-driving technology.

Joel Rosenblatt | Bloomberg News
April 30, 2018

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