B. Cameron Gain

Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

Drone Deliveries Begin a Slow Takeoff

Wing drone FedEx Corp.

Aerial drones are emerging as a way to help solve challenges associated with last-mile deliveries in a number of conditions and environments.

B. Cameron Gain | Special to Transport Topics
January 13, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Retailers, Logistics Firms Establish Warehouses Closer to Cities

Prologis warehouse near Seattle Prologis opened this multistory warehouse near Seattle in September, with Amazon and The Home Depot as customers. (Woody Welch)

Retailers and logistics firms are establishing warehouses closer to large urban centers to keep up with rising consumer demand for faster delivery of products ordered online, industry experts said.

B. Cameron Gain | Special to Transport Topics
October 15, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Why Truck Makers Are Skipping Level 3

Driver inside ZF demo truck A ZF demo truck simulates an autonomous yard move. Highly automated trucks will require redundant systems. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

What do the 2009 crash of Air France Flight 447 and a seminal 2012 study by Google on how people interact with self-driving cars have in common?

B. Cameron Gain | Special to Transport Topics
September 20, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Automated Trucking Levels Up

Daimler Trucks North America Freightliner Cascadia truck Daimler Trucks North America is introducing Level 2 automation with its Active Lane Assist feature, which will become widely available in early 2020. (Daimler Trucks North America)

After several years of fanfare and debate over when and how self-driving commercial vehicles would reach the market, early forms of this technology are beginning to become an option in new trucks.

B. Cameron Gain | Special to Transport Topics
September 20, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

The Eyes of Autonomy

Uber Advanced Technologies Group Some self-driving truck developers, including Uber's Advanced Technologies group, are using lidar to track the vehicle's surroundings. (Uber Advanced Technologies Group)

Advances in sensor technology will play a key role in the development of increasingly sophisticated driver- assist systems and the eventual deployment of self-driving trucks in commercial fleets.

B. Cameron Gain | Special to Transport Topics
June 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Passenger Cars Could Point Path to Automated Steering in Trucks

Audi A8 Audi

The passenger car market serves as an example of the kinds of automated steering systems truck makers will likely offer in the future.

B. Cameron Gain | Special to Transport Topics
January 2, 2018