Business, Technology, Autonomous

Autonomous Trucks to Haul Cargo in Arizona

tuSimple Truck tuSimple

An autonomous-driving technology firm plans this year to begin commercial-hauling operations in Arizona using Class 8 trucks that will require nearly no driver control of the vehicle.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
January 18, 2018
Government, Business

ATA's Bill Sullivan on Infrastructure, Autonomous, F4A

ATA Executive Vice President of Advocacy Bill Sullivan talks with TT's Eugene Mulero about lobbying efforts around infrastructure, autonomous policies and meal-and-rest-break legislation, part of our LiveOnWeb 2018 Government Outlook. More at

Transport Topics
January 17, 2018
Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Interstates Serve Important Role in Autonomous Truck Testing, Experts Say

WASHINGTON— Long-distance stretches of interstate will serve as an important proving grounds as autonomous truck technology develops, industry experts said at the Transportation Research Board's annual meeting Jan. 8.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Passenger Cars Could Point Path to Automated Steering in Trucks

Audi A8 Audi

The passenger car market serves as an example of the kinds of automated steering systems truck makers will likely offer in the future.

Bruce Gain | Special to Transport Topics
January 2, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Companies Race to Create Sensors for Self-Driving Vehicles

Velodyne Lidar Systems Michael Short/ Bloomberg News

To drive a car, you need to see the world around you. But computers are blind, so autonomous cars must rely on other ways to perceive their surroundings.

Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle
December 27, 2017
Government, Autonomous

ODOT Autonomous Vehicle Testing Includes Smart Corridor Truck Applications

Ohio Smart Corridor Ohio Department of Transportation

U.S. Route 33 will likely host truck platooning exercises in the future as research at Ohio’s Smart Mobility Corridor continues, according to James Barna, chief engineer and assistant director of transportation policy for the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 20, 2017
Government, Technology, Autonomous

Autonomous Technology to Dominate House Roundtable With Trucking Execs

Truck Platooning Platooning by Peloton

Advances in connected, autonomous and truck platooning technologies are expected to dominate the discussions during a Dec. 7 House transportation policymakers roundtable scheduled with executives from the trucking industry.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 5, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Army Tests Autonomous Truck Driving Systems

Lockheed Martin Lockheed Martin

U.S. Army trucks using an autonomous driving system from Lockheed Martin logged more than 55,000 testing miles during a simulated warfare experiment program held at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and Fort Bliss, Texas, according to Lockheed Martin.

Transport Topics
December 4, 2017
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

BP’s New Existential Question: How to Advertise to a Machine

Simon Dawson/Bloomberg News

The anticipated proliferation of driverless cars will bring a brand new problem for the world’s biggest oil companies -- how to advertise to a machine.

Anna Hirtenstein and Rakteem Katakey | Bloomberg News
November 30, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Tesla’s Newest Promises Break the Laws of Batteries


Elon Musk knows how to make promises. Even by his own standards, the promises made last week while introducing two new Tesla vehicles—the heavy-duty Semi Truck and the speedy Roadster—are monuments of envelope pushing. To deliver, according to close observers of battery technology, Tesla would have to far exceed what is currently thought possible.

Tom Randall and John Lippert | Bloomberg News
November 27, 2017