Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Kenworth Displays T680 Hybrid-Electric Tractor

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LONG BEACH, Calif. — Kenworth Truck Co. unveiled for the first time a prototype T680 tractor equipped with a parallel hybrid-electric propulsion system that is part of California’s Hybrid Electric Cargo Transport demonstration project.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
May 1, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Driverless Tech Companies Face Scrutiny Over Safety Transparency

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On March 18, a robot-driven Volvo operated by Uber hit and killed a pedestrian in Arizona. Advocates for automation maintained that the tragedy shouldn’t detract from the likelihood that driverless technology is eliminating human error and making driving safer.

Russ Mitchell | Los Angeles Times
April 30, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

Fleets Implementing Tracking Technology to Fairly Reward Fuel-Efficient Drivers

PeopleNet Device PeopleNet device and driver (PeopleNet)

Advances in tracking technology are enabling fleets to better assess driver performance and fairly reward them for fuel-efficient driving.

Bruce Lilly | Special to Transport Topics
April 30, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Anthony Levandowski to Defend Himself Against Google’s Breach-of-Contract Claims

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, left, and Anthony Levandowski, co-founder of Otto, pose for a photo in the lobby of Uber headquarters, Aug. 18, 2016, in San Francisco. (Tony Avelar/ AP Photo)

Uber Technologies Inc.’s settlement of Waymo’s trade-secrets lawsuit in February left a key piece unresolved: the role played by Anthony Levandowski, the engineer at the center of the alleged theft of critical self-driving technology.

Joel Rosenblatt | Bloomberg News
April 30, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Teradyne Expands in Warehouse Robotics

Warehouse automation AP

Danish autonomous robot manufacturer Mobile Industrial Robots was acquired by Teradyne Inc. for $148 million in cash, with an additional $124 million paid if several performance milestones are met through 2020.

Transport Topics
April 30, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Mumbai Cargo Company Allcargo Logistics Wants to Build an Uber for Shipping


Allcargo Logistics Ltd. is emulating Uber Technologies Inc. to boost its business of sharing marine containers.

P R Sanjai | Bloomberg News
April 30, 2018
Technology, Equipment, Safety

Trucker Wanders Oregon Woods for Four Days Because of GPS Fail

Oregon State Police

LA GRANDE, Ore. — A trucker who was missing for four days in a snow-covered part of Oregon after his GPS mapping device sent him up the wrong road walked 36 miles and emerged safely from a remote and rugged region of the state.

April 30, 2018
Government, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Pentagon Might Obtain Self-Driving Vehicles First

BAE Systems

Forget Uber, Waymo and Tesla: The next big name in self-driving vehicles could be the Pentagon.

Daniel Flatley | Bloomberg News
April 30, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

Fully Electric Mack Refuse Model to Operate in New York City

Mack Hood Dog Steve Byrne/Flickr

Mack Trucks North America plans to have a fully electric Mack LR refuse model equipped with an integrated Mack electric drivetrain operating in North America in 2019.

Transport Topics
April 30, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

HDA Truck Pride Adds Turbo Solutions to Network

Midwest Wheels Co. store Midwest Wheel Cos. store in Davenport, Iowa. The company is an affiliate of HDA Truck Pride./TT file photo

HDA Truck Pride announced Turbo Solutions has joined its distribution network as a provider of remanufactured turbochargers.

Transport Topics
April 30, 2018