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Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Construction Begins on $42 Million Autonomous Vehicle Test Facility in Central Florida

Florida Department of Transportation;

When you think of autonomous cars, the city of Auburndale, Fla., doesn’t come to mind. All of that is expected to change in the coming years.

John Chambliss | The Ledger (Lakeland, Fla.)
November 16, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

California Clears the Way for Testing of Fully Driverless Cars

Honda via YouTube

At the beginning of the year, efforts to put driverless cars on California’s streets looked like they were careening.

Liam Dillon | Los Angeles Times
November 16, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Here Are Eight Things to Watch for in Tesla’s Big Rig Reveal

Tesla’s teaser photo for the unveiling of its electric semi-truck.

Tesla Inc. is finally ready to introduce its first all-electric heavy-duty truck. In the works for two years, it’s a project that’s aimed squarely at cleaning up the freight industry, which accounts for one-fifth of global oil demand.

Tom Randall | Bloomberg News
November 16, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Cargo Thefts Drop Despite Storm-Driven Rise in Building Material Larceny

Cargo thefts in the United States and Canada declined in the third quarter, with total incidents falling 8% and total loss value dropping nearly 17% compared with the same period a year ago, according to CargoNet.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
November 16, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Could Driverless Tech Mean Thousands of Trucking Jobs Lost? Probably Not

General Motors’ autonomous concept vehicle the Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure that could be fitted with a cargo delivery system. Rendering by GM.

Truck driving — one of the most in-demand and stable jobs in Ohio — could face major changes as the industry develops new automated, driverless technology.

Matt Sanctis | Dayton (Ohio) Daily News
November 15, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Tesla-Partner Tencent Plans Its Own Driverless Technology

Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg News

China’s Tencent Holdings has developed its own autonomous driving system, according to people familiar with the matter, becoming the latest technology player to dive into a crowded field that could become a $42 billion industry.

Lulu Yilun Chen | Bloomberg News
November 15, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Waymo, Uber Squabble Over Ground Rules as Autonomous Vehicle Trade-Secrets Theft Trial Looms

Photos by Seth Wenig, Eric Risberg/AP

What is a trade secret? That seemingly simple question dominated discussions Nov. 14 during a federal court hearing on Waymo vs. Uber, one of the last pretrial sessions before the case, which could shape the future of autonomous vehicles, heads to a jury on Dec 4.

Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle
November 15, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Uber Plans Self-Driving, Longhaul Trucks on the Road ‘In the Near Future’

Uber

Uber is working on a fleet of self-driving semi-trucks, but it won’t completely replace traditional drivers, the company said.

Aaron Aupperlee | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
November 14, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Safety Belt Use Increased Since 2007 Among Truck Drivers, New Survey Says

Seat belt use up since 2007 among truck drivers TT File Photo

The number of truck drivers wearing safety belts increased by more than 20% since 2007, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 14, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Miles Traveled Don't Give Complete Picture of Highway Fatalities, Deborah Hersman Says

SMC Deborah Hersman Eric Miller/Transport Topics

MEMPHIS, Tenn. —An improving economy and higher number of vehicle miles traveled “don’t tell the whole story” for continuing increases in the number of fatalities on U.S. highways, National Safety Council CEO Deborah Hersman told executives attending a safety meeting here.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 14, 2017

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