Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Safety Advocates Say Not So Fast on Driverless Cars

Highway safety advocates are urging lawmakers to pump the brakes on the development of driverless cars.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
January 17, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, TCA

Are Electric-Hybrid Trucks the Answer to California Port Pollution Problem?

The sound — and smell — of thousands of idling trucks at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach could be fading if a new pilot project to convert them to part-time electric vehicles sticks.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
November 22, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Self-Driving Vehicles Raising Big Questions Around Drunk Driving, Seat Belts, Open Container Laws and More

The idea of highways being filled with self-driving cars may be alluring, but it has highway safety experts raising numerous questions about common contemporary issues like drunk driving, seat belt use and how other motorists might react to a car without a driver behind the wheel.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
October 5, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

State and Local Officials Respond to Federal Self-Driving Car Legislation

State and regional transportation officials largely praised the vote by the U.S. House of Representatives to ease the development of self-driving cars, and the technology associated with them, Sept. 6.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
September 8, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous, TCA

Commerce Department: Autonomous Vehicle Technology Will Create Winners and Losers in Transport Industries

Workers in the trucking and other industries that move people and goods could find themselves squeezed out of those jobs by the rise of self-driving trucks.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
September 5, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous, TCA

More States Explore Truck-Platooning Technology and Regulations

It could be years before drivers on U.S. highways catch a glimpse of a tractor-trailer rig cruising down the highway with another truck trailing a perilous 20 or 30 feet behind.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
August 23, 2017