Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Toyota Talks Self-Driving Cars and the Real Reason the Automaker Suspended Testing


When a woman crossing an Arizona street was struck and killed by a self-driving Uber car late last month, it sparked a swift public reckoning over the near-term future of autonomous vehicle testing on public roads.

Jill Cowan | The Dallas Morning News
April 3, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Investment in Technology, Innovation Is Changing Business of Logistics

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The combination of technology and innovation is changing the business of transportation and logistics in ways that are both potentially disruptive and critical to improving existing processes. And the changes are coming from inside and outside of the industry.

April 3, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

Trucker Path Enters ELD Market

Trucker Path's new ELD Trucker Path

Mobile application developer Trucker Path has entered the electronic logging device market as enforcement of the federal ELD mandate tightens.

Transport Topics
April 3, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Bendix Reaches Stability Control Technology Sales Milestone

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Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems reported it has sold 600,000 units of its electronic stability control program technology in North America since introducing the feature in 2005, and said demand is surging as new regulations take hold.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
April 3, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

California Starts Accepting Applications for Driverless Car Permits

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California began accepting applications April 2 for permits to deploy self-driving cars on public roads without a human backup driver at the wheel.

Russ Mitchell | Los Angeles Times
April 3, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Volvo Begins Full Production of VNL 760 Model

New Volvo VNL 760 Volvo Group

Volvo Trucks North America announced it completed its transition from production of its legacy VNL 670 model to full production of the new VNL 760 designed for the longhaul market.

Transport Topics
April 3, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

The Future of Freight: What's Your Vision?

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How will technology and innovation change the way freight is transported? Tell us what you think the future will be like and we could feature your ideas in an upcoming edition of Transport Topics.

Transport Topics
April 2, 2018
Government, Technology, Equipment

States Explore Drone Technologies to Improve Data, Save Time

Drone Bloomberg Finance LP

Drone programs can expand traffic management and bridge inspection opportunities for states, but they can also create savings to benefit other projects, according to one transportation official whose agency has been using the devices for nearly a year.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 2, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

On-Demand Shipping Firm Shyp Calls It Quits

Kevin Gibbon Gibbon at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2015 (TechCrunch/Flickr)

Shyp, a Silicon Valley packaging and delivery startup that promised to make shipping almost anything anywhere around the world as easy as two taps on a smartphone, has shut down after four years in business.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 2, 2018
Government, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Uber Crash Sparks Talk of Tighter Rules for Self-Driving Vehicles

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U.S. lawmakers have applied a light touch in regulating robot cars. At the national level, the Trump administration has proclaimed that driverless-car guidelines should be “entirely voluntary” for automakers, and bills pending in Congress would clear the way to putting tens of thousands of autonomous cars on the road — orders of magnitude more than the few hundred in the country today — before federal safety regulations are set.

Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle
April 2, 2018