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Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Russian Self-Driving Car Takes on Snow and Sub-Zero Conditions

Yandex

Apple Inc.’s engineers are used to the balmy conditions of California. No such luck for those at Yandex NV, Russia’s largest internet company, who posted footage of their self-driving car on public roads in icy conditions after a recent snowstorm.

Ilya Khrennikov | Bloomberg News
February 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Maersk's CEO Can't Imagine Self-Sailing Box Ships in His Lifetime

Rolls-Royce

The CEO of the world’s biggest shipping company says it’s unlikely container vessels will operate without humans in his lifetime.

Christian Wienberg | Bloomberg News
February 16, 2018
Business, Equipment

Trailer Orders Surge to Start 2018, Passing 39,000

East Trailer Philip Scott Andrews for Transport Topics

January trailer orders surged past 39,000 to the fifth-highest order month in industry history as refrigerated trailers posted a monthly record, industry analysts said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 16, 2018
Business, Equipment

Peterbilt Unveils New Sleeper Design

New Peterbilt Sleeper Joe Howard/Transport Topics

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Peterbilt Motors Co. has introduced a new sleeper design that offers improved aerodynamics, is available in single-and double-bunk designs, and was designed with input from drivers, the company said here.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
February 15, 2018
Business, Equipment

January Class 8 Sales Pass 14,000

New Peterbilt trucks in a storage lot rogersmith/Flickr

U.S. retail sales of Class 8 trucks in January jumped 32.1% to more than 14,000, WardsAuto.com reported, as signs of a strong economic expansion increased.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 15, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Cummins Top Overall Supplier of Class 8 Diesel Engines in 2017

Production on the Cumminx X12 engine Production on the Cummins X12 engine for commercial vehicles, which will be available late this year and be marketed toward vocational regional haulers. (CumminsEngines via YouTube)

Independent engine maker Cummins Inc. supplied more diesel engines used in Class 8 trucks in 2017 than any other engine maker, earning nearly a 40% market share overall amid expanding demand, WardsAuto.com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 15, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

'Cars Are to Us What Books Are to Amazon,’ Uber CEO Says

zombieite/Flickr

Speaking at a conference in San Francisco, Uber Technologies Inc. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi rattled through the company’s ambitions: food delivery, freight, autonomous vehicles and even buses and bikes.

Eric Newcomer | Bloomberg News
February 15, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

In the Debate on Who Will Own Autonomous Cars, Hyundai Picks Uber

Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg News

As Google’s Waymo, General Motors Co. and others race to bring driverless automobiles to showrooms, the argument over who will buy cars in the technology era is getting louder.

Sohee Kim | Bloomberg News
February 14, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Autonomous Cars May Cut Workplace Deaths, Official Says

Leddertech

Transportation-related workplace injuries might be slashed over time as autonomous vehicles become more common, state leaders said at a workshop in Springfield, Ohio, on Feb. 13.

Matt Sanctis | Dayton (Ohio) Daily News
February 14, 2018
Business, Equipment

Medium-Duty Sales Build on 2017 Gains, Surpass 16,000 in January

Kenworth Class 6 K270 cabover trucks Kenworth Class 6 K270 cabover trucks (TruckPR/Flickr)

U.S. retail sales of medium-duty trucks in January surpassed 16,000 units, up 9.9% from a year earlier, WardsAuto.com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
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February 14, 2018

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