Technology
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
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Security Experts Warn Truckers About Loadboard Scams, ‘Inspired’ Terrorist Attacks

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Technology and smart, hard-working criminals have combined to keep loadboard fraud rampant, according to a senior investigator with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 15, 2017
Government, Technology, Safety

NTSB Urges Collision Avoidance Tech, Data Recorders in Trucks

NTSB Rob Molloy Molloy by Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Collision avoidance technology in trucks could improve the safety of operators and everyone else on the road, according to Rob Molloy, director of the National Transportation Safety Board’s Office of Highway Safety.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 15, 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, 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 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

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