Business, Equipment

Gain in Equipment Orders Underscores Robust US Investment

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

U.S. orders for business equipment increased more than forecast in September, indicating solid investment momentum as the third quarter drew to a close, Commerce Department figures showed Oct. 25.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
October 25, 2017
Business, Equipment, Autonomous

DTNA Pursuing Advanced Driver-Assist Tech, not Autonomous Trucks, CEO Says

Daimler's Roger Nielsen Nielsen by Joseph Terry/Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — Daimler Trucks North America continues its pursuit of automated driving technology, but that development path is focused not on “autonomous” trucks but advanced driver-assistance systems, CEO Roger Nielsen said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 24, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Delphi Acquires Self-Driving Startup nuTonomy for $450 Million

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Auto supplier Delphi Automotive said Oct. 24 it has acquired self-driving software startup nuTonomy Inc. for $450 million in an effort to speed the development of autonomous vehicles.

Dee-Ann Durbin | AP Auto Writer
October 24, 2017
Government, Equipment

ATA Thanks Share the Road, America’s Road Team Program Sponsors and Supporters

Road Team members Road Team members by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — An estimated 1.2 billion people saw President Donald Trump sit in the cab of a Mack truck at the White House and speak with the driver in March — the logo of American Trucking Associations prominently displayed on the truck’s door — but what they didn’t know was that the truck was part of the Share the Road campaign.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment

Wyoming Road Sign Auction Yields $33,000 for Highway Repair

Wyoming highway sign Wyoming Department of Transportation

The Wyoming Department of Transportation is placing the $33,005 it made from auctioning decommissioned road signs into its highway repair fund.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 23, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, TCA

Ready or Not, Driverless Technology Beginnings Already Here

Paul Sancya/AP

Some consumers say they are wary of a driverless car future, but a new survey says the beginnings of the technology which will power that future are already available on most new vehicle models and many consumers are willing to pay thousands of dollars for them.

Eric D. Lawrence | Detroit Free Press
October 23, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

Drones That Would Augment Truck Delivery Get Test Run in Las Vegas


Drones could be routinely dropping packages out of the air as early as this December, just in time for the busy holiday season, if one company that demonstrated its technology recently in Las Vegas has its way

Mick Akers | Las Vegas Sun
October 23, 2017
Business, Equipment, TCA

A Good Time for Mack: Orders Surge 73% in Third Quarter

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Mack Trucks is hauling a heavy payload of orders, following a robust third quarter in which the manufacturer that assembles its vehicles in the Lehigh Valley received a flurry of interest from customers.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
October 23, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Volkswagen and Daimler Inspected by EU as Cartel Probe Widens

Alex Kraus/Bloomberg News

Volkswagen AG and Daimler AG were inspected by European Union antitrust investigators as the EU stepped up a probe into allegations the German car industry colluded on technology for decades.

Aoife White Elisabeth Behrmann and Karin Matussek | Bloomberg News
October 23, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Human-Machine Interaction, Computing Power Key to Development of Autonomous Trucks

Peterbilt Motors Co. Darryl Oster Oster by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — To pave the way for autonomous trucks, technology developers will need to refine the interaction between the human and the machine, and add more advanced sensors and greater computing power to the vehicle, experts said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 23, 2017