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Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

San Francisco Self-Driving Car Startup Pony.ai Raises $112 Million

Pony.ai

It’s a measure of the current frenzy surrounding self-driving cars that a year-old startup can haul in more than $100 million in its first fundraising round.

David R. Baker | San Francisco Chronicle
January 18, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Deep Freeze Slows Flights, Sorting at FedEx Express World Hub in Memphis

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

A deep freeze following snow Jan. 16 continued to disrupt FedEx’s world hub in Memphis on Jan. 17, causing potential delays in package deliveries.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
January 18, 2018
Business, TCA

North Dakota Town Rallies Around Trucking Company Lost to Fire

Not even a day after an early morning fire Jan. 16 consumed semi and farm trucks whole and left just a smoldering shell of the longtime Korsmo Brothers Farms and Trucking business, a makeshift office opened and the deliveries rolled on.

Janelle Vonasek | Grand Forks Herald
January 18, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

CSX Revenue Down, Earnings Up

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CSX’s net earnings grew in the fourth quarter despite a drop in revenue. The Jacksonville,Fla.,-based railroad announced adjusted net earnings of $573 million or 64 cents a share for the fourth quarter, compared to $458 million and 49 cents for the same period of 2016.

Roger Bull | The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.)
January 17, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

The First True Autonomous Cars Won’t Be for Sale

A fully autonomous Ford Fusion Hybrid research vehicle on streets of Dearborn, Mich. (Ford)

Auto companies at the CES tech convention in Las Vegas affirmed plans to have their first true self-driving cars in production by 2021 — or in some cases earlier. But don’t expect to see these vehicles on any dealership lots.

JC Reindl | Detroit Free Press
January 17, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Paint Designed for Self-Driving Vehicles to Be Tested at Autonomous Proving Ground

Getty Images

PPG announced Jan. 16 it is partnering with the University of Michigan’s Mcity to test paint and other vehicle coatings specially designed for autonomous vehicles.

Aaron Aupperlee | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
January 17, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Massachusetts Town Could Become Testing Site for Self-Driving Cars

Optimus Ride

Self-driving cars could be coming to Arlington, Mass., soon, as the Board of Selectmen have agreed to allow Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine to take the first steps in bringing autonomous vehicle tests to town.

Rob Carter | Wicked Local Metro (Needham, Mass.)
January 17, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Safety Advocates Say Not So Fast on Driverless Cars

A self-driving shuttle in downtown Las Vegas was involved in a minor wreck Nov. 8, 2017, the first day of a yearlong trial period. (AP)

Highway safety advocates are urging lawmakers to pump the brakes on the development of driverless cars.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
January 17, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Aptiv, Lyft to Continue Vegas Self-Driving Car Tests, Expand to Second City

Aptiv

Aptiv left a piece of Pittsburgh in Las Vegas when it tore down its booth last week at the largest electronics show in Las Vegas.

Aaron Aupperlee | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
January 17, 2018
Business, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Snow Causes FedEx Hiccup

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Memphis International Airport saw little impact on passenger flights from a winter storm early Jan. 16, but FedEx’s cargo operation experienced disruptions that could affect deliveries.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
January 17, 2018

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