Business, Technology, Autonomous

Alphabet’s Waymo Will Test Self-Driving Cars in Snowy Detroit


The self-driving cars Google designed are going to the snow -- and the seat of the car industry.

Mark Bergen | Bloomberg News
October 26, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Driverless Truck Completes Delivery at ExxonMobil Facility in Singapore

Belgian logistics group Katoen Natie has started operating its first driverless truck at ExxonMobil’s manufacturing site on Jurong Island in Singapore.

Christopher Tan | Asia News Network
October 26, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Daimler Steals Tesla’s Thunder With Heavy-Duty Electric Truck

Daimler Trucks

Daimler AG is jumping the gun on Tesla Inc. by showing off a battery-powered heavy-duty truck weeks before the California electric-car maker’s own planned unveiling, in a sign of the growing rivalry between the companies.

Elisabeth Behrmann | Bloomberg News
October 26, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

ITS America Finds New Leader in Shailen Bhatt, Departing Colorado DOT Chief

The Intelligent Transportation Society of America announced Oct. 26 that Shailen Bhatt will serve as its new president.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 26, 2017
Government, Technology, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Maryland Governor Promises Traffic Signals With Artificial Intelligence to Ease Highway Congestion

Photo by @larryHogan

Drivers in 14 state highway corridors in Maryland will see their travel times cut over the next year as a result of a $50 million upgrade to traffic signals, Gov. Larry Hogan said Oct. 25.

Michael Dresser | The Baltimore Sun
October 25, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous

Amazon’s Dream of Drone Deliveries Gets Closer With Trump’s Executive Order

Drone deliveries got a step closer to reality as the White House issued an order giving local governments more authority to conduct tests of the burgeoning new technology.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
October 25, 2017
Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon Will Deliver Packages Straight Into Your Living Room

Alan Berner/Seattle Times/TNS Inc. is going to start delivering packages not just to doorsteps, but inside homes as well.

Nate Lanxon and Mark Gurman | Bloomberg News
October 25, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Delphi Acquires Self-Driving Startup nuTonomy for $450 Million

Sam Kang Li/Bloomberg News Sam Kang Li/Bloomberg News

Auto supplier Delphi Automotive said Oct. 24 it has acquired self-driving software startup nuTonomy Inc. for $450 million in an effort to speed the development of autonomous vehicles.

Dee-Ann Durbin | AP Auto Writer
October 24, 2017
Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon Launches ‘Business Prime’ to Bring Quick Delivery to Work

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News Inc. launched a Prime membership service for businesses, looking to replicate in the workplace the quick delivery of online orders that made it a go-to shopping destination for households.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
October 24, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

SmartWay Honors 10 ATA Members for Environmental Efforts

SmartWay Cheryl Bynum SmartWay National Program Manager Cheryl Bynum by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — Ten American Trucking Associations members received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Excellence Award. The agency bestowed the honor here Oct. 23, during ATA’s Management Conference & Exhibition.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2017