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Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Daimler Moves to Separate Mercedes, Trucks to Counter Tech Shift

Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg News

Daimler AG is firming up plans for its biggest corporate overhaul in a decade, granting its cars and trucks operations more independence in a bid to become more nimble and better confront the disruptive shift to self-driving electric vehicles.

Elisabeth Behrmann | Bloomberg News
October 16, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

GM Shows Off Autonomous Cargo Hauling Concept Vehicle

A rendering of the Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure (SURUS) platform with shipping containers to show the potential of flexible fuel cell solutions. General Motors

General Motors says it “aims to solve some of the toughest transportation challenges created by natural disasters, complex logistics environments and global conflicts” with its new Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure.

Dan Scanlan | The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.)
October 13, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous

Nvidia's Powerful New Computer to Power DHL Autonomous Delivery Vehicles

Nvidia

Nvidia Corp. said Oct. 10 it’s helping Deutsche Post AG and its subsidiary DHL automate their fleet of electric delivery vehicles with a powerful new computer.

Ian King | Bloomberg News
October 13, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Coming Soon to California: Cars Without a Human Behind the Wheel

Waymo

California took another step Oct. 11 toward permitting testing of self-driving vehicles without a human driver, continuing a shift away from previous policies that companies criticized as being overly restrictive.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
October 11, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Platooning: Coming Soon to a Truck Near You

A view from the middle truck of a three-truck platoon during a Sept. 14 demonstration on Route 28 near Centreville, Va. Seth Clevenger/TT

Truck platooning — also known by the more precise but less compelling term “cooperative adaptive cruise control” — will soon become available to trucking fleets interested in testing the latest in fuel-saving technology.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 11, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

VW to Roll Out Electric Trucks, Buses in $1.7 Billion Project

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Volkswagen AG is flanking its push into electric cars with plans to roll out battery-powered commercial vehicles targeted at urban areas as growing public concerns about air quality boost demand.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
October 11, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Iowa DOT Seeks Volunteers for Self-Driving Car Research

Some of Iowa’s leaders in automated vehicle research are seeking volunteers to help test the results of high-definition mapping and data collection.

Mitchell Schmidt | The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
October 10, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla’s Model 3 Bottlenecks Delay Unveiling of Semi-Truck

A plug sits connected to a Tesla Inc. Model X electric automobile at a charging point in a parking lot in Frankfurt, Germany. Alex Kraus/Bloomberg News

Tesla Inc. pushed back the reveal of its semi-truck by three weeks as CEO Elon Musk focuses on boosting production of the cheaper sedan that the electric-car maker is counting on to dramatically increase sales.

Anne Riley Moffat | Bloomberg News
October 10, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

It’s No Use Honking. The Robot at the Wheel Can’t Hear You

Menno van Dijk/Getty Images

As auto accidents go, it wasn’t much: twelve minutes before noon on a cool June day, a Chevrolet Bolt was rear-ended as it crawled from a stop light in downtown San Francisco.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
October 10, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

GM Buys Lidar Startup Strobe to Accelerate Self-Driving Cars

General Motors Co. world headquarters stands in Detroit. Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg News

General Motors announced Oct. 9 that it is buying Strobe, a Pasadena startup that makes lidar, a laser-based sensor that most autonomous vehicles use to see the world around them.

David R. Baker | San Francisco Chronicle
October 9, 2017

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