Technology
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, Fuel, Autonomous

Analysis: What Tesla's Big Rig Must Do to Seduce Truckers

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk has promised to unveil an electric semi-truck on Nov. 16 that will drive like a sports car and beat its diesel counterpart in a tug of war. “This will blow your mind clear out of your skull and into an alternate dimension,” he wrote on Twitter this week. But none of that really matters.

Tom Randall | Bloomberg News
November 15, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Ryder Teams With Embark, Frigidaire for Autonomous Truck Test

Ryder and Embark worked together on the test TT File Photo

Ryder System Inc. teamed with autonomous technology developer Embark and consumer products manufacturer Frigidaire to run a series of autonomous-driving technology tests in October, carrying Frigidaire refrigerators 650 miles at a time, the three partners said in a statement.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
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
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Tesla’s New Semi Already Has Some Rivals

Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News

Tesla Inc. will unveil its electric Tesla semi-truck on Nov. 16 in southern California. It’s all part of CEO Elon Musk’s “Master Plan Part Deux” in which he vowed to expand the company’s lineup to “cover the major forms of terrestrial transport.”

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
November 14, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

Seattle DOT Saves $500,000 With Road Work Planning App

Seattle construction Seattle.gov

The Seattle Department of Transportation has saved more than $485,000 since August with an app that allows the city to coordinate with other entities on construction projects involving road work.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 13, 2017
Government, Technology, Fuel, TCA

UPS to Convert Diesel Trucks to Electric in NYC

UPS Inc.

UPS Inc. is planning to convert its package delivery trucks from diesel to electric using new technology in New York City.

Annalise Knudson | Staten Island (N.Y.) Advance
November 13, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

China’s Biggest Uber-for-Trucks Apps in Talks to Merge

Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

Wang Gang, a backer of Yunmanman and an angel investor in ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing, is the top candidate to become CEO if the companies merge, officials said, asking not to be identified because the information is private.

Lulu Yilun Chen | Bloomberg News
November 13, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Nov. 13

Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 13, 2017

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