Mick Akers

Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Lyft Driverless Cars Top 5,000 Rides in Las Vegas

Lyft Driverless Cars Josh Edelson/AP Images for Lyft

Lyft driverless cars have provided more than 5,000 rides to passengers on the Las Vegas Strip since May.

Mick Akers | Las Vegas Sun
August 22, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

UNLV, German Research Company Work on Autonomous Delivery Truck

Autonomous concept Jacky Leung/Getty Images

University of Nevada-Las Vegas is joining German research company Fraunhofer IVI to develop an autonomous delivery truck, the university announced.

Mick Akers | Las Vegas Sun
July 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Lyft to Put Fleet of Driverless BMWs to Work in Las Vegas

Aptiv

A fleet of 30 driverless BMW 5 Series vehicles is about to hit the streets of Las Vegas.

Mick Akers | Las Vegas Sun
May 3, 2018
Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Truck Hits Autonomous Shuttle on Launch Day

Associated Press

A self-driving shuttle in downtown Las Vegas was involved in a minor wreck Nov. 8, the first day of a yearlong trial period.

Mick Akers | Las Vegas Sun
November 9, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

Drones That Would Augment Truck Delivery Get Test Run in Las Vegas

Workhorse

Drones could be routinely dropping packages out of the air as early as this December, just in time for the busy holiday season, if one company that demonstrated its technology recently in Las Vegas has its way

Mick Akers | Las Vegas Sun
October 23, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Highway From Mexico to Canada Looks for Traction

Thomas Hart/Flickr

It’s only a modest 2.5 miles of a long-term plan to better connect Las Vegas and Phoenix — the two largest cities in the U.S. not currently linked by an interstate — and a longer-term dream to link Mexico, the U.S and Canada.

Mick Akers | Las Vegas Sun
September 5, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Autonomous Vehicles in Nevada Roll Forward With New Legislation

Self-Driving Truck Daimler AG

Nevada displayed its dedication to refining autonomous vehicles, with the passage of and signing of Assembly Bill 69, industry officials said.

Mick Akers | Las Vegas Sun
June 20, 2017