Technology
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Detroit Area’s Cutting-Edge Center for Self-Driving Vehicles Set to Open

Mark Chaput, vice president of construction for the American Center for Mobility, points to future construction, at the ACM facility in Ypsilanti, Mich., on Aug. 15, 2017. (Sean Proctor/Bloomberg News)

The only engineering facility built expressly to test self-driving vehicles will officially open April 4 at the historic 335-acre Willow Run site just west of Detroit.

Mark Phelan | Detroit Free Press
April 2, 2018
Technology, Opinion

Opinion: Uber Restricts Driver Hours; Should Others Follow Suit?

In an effort to combat drowsy driving, Uber announced on Feb. 12 new national rules that restrict drivers to 12-hour shifts with mandatory 6-hour breaks in between. Uber will enforce the rule through a new drive-time function in its driver app, which will first warn drivers and then temporarily cut off their access to the app, which is their only conduit to receive ride requests. The Uber announcement drove a lot of media coverage, almost all of it positive, but it also left open opportunities to do more to improve safety.

Pete Allen | Chief Client Officer, MiX Telematics
April 2, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Ohio Logistics Firm Buys Property in Anticipation of Autonomous Trucks

Daimler

Jarrett Cos. has purchased a 53-acre property in Seville, Ohio, that it expects eventually will be used by driverless, autonomous trucks.

Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal
April 2, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Uber Isolated by Partners and Competitors in Aftermath of Crash

Uber headquarters entrance in San Francisco. (Getty Images)

Uber Technologies Inc. has found itself isolated a little more than a week after one of its self-driving SUVs hit and killed a pedestrian in Arizona.

Ryan Beene and Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
March 29, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

Convoy Takes Aim at Driver Detention, Expands Connected Freight Network

Kristen Forecki Forecki by Convoy

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Digital freight broker Convoy is taking action to mitigate a top frustration for truck drivers — excessive wait times at shipper and consignee facilities — as it continues to expand its network of connected carriers and shippers.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 29, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber Exec Lior Ron Leaves an Autonomous-Vehicle Unit in Turmoil

Lior Ron, co-founder of Otto, speaks during the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, Calif. May 2, 2017. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg)

Lior Ron, a central figure in Uber Technologies Inc.’s self-driving-truck project, left the company, said people familiar with the matter.

Eric Newcomer and Mark Bergen | Bloomberg News
March 29, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

ELDs Hot Topic at MATS as April Enforcement Nears

MATS ELDs DeLorenzo by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The federal mandate of electronic logging devices has been in effect since late last year, but some truckers still had lingering questions about the finer points of regulation just days before the deadline for stricter enforcement.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 28, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

ELD Mandate Law Enforcement Grace Period Is Over

ELD enforcement TT file photo

The three-month law enforcement grace period for trucks to be equipped with electronic logging devices is over. As of April 1, drivers caught without ELDs are due to be placed out of service for 10 hours, and may have points added to their Compliance, Safety, Accountability program scores, or could even be assessed a civil fine.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 28, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Toyota Warns That Some Rivals Are Skipping Steps in Race to Autonomy

Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg News

As the global auto industry vies to deploy driverless cars, some contenders may be cutting corners in a bid to get ahead, warned Jack Hollis, group vice president of U.S. sales for the Toyota brand.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
March 28, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

ARTBA Asks DOT to Repeal Financing Rule for Patented Products

Traffic Barriers Getty Images

The American Road and Transportation Builders Association submitted a petition March 27 asking the U.S. Department of Transportation to repeal a rule regarding federal funding for patented safety products.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 28, 2018

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