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Autonomous technologies now drive significant change in trucking and freight transportation. Transport Topics autonomous coverage provides a comprehensive look at that change. It provides the latest details on deployment concepts such as advanced driver-assist systems, transfer hubs, teleoperations, platooning and off-road automation and latest analysis of the companies who are manufacturing, adopting and investing in these technologies. Readers can follow the impact such deployment has on everything from policy and infrastructure initiatives to highway congestion, fuel consumption, fleet management, driver management and business investment.

Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

TuSimple Says It Didn’t Share Tech With China-Linked Hydron

TuSimple Holdings Inc., an autonomous trucking startup that’s been the subject of U.S. investigations, said it hasn’t shared self-driving technology with another startup with Chinese ties.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
February 2, 2023

TT Podcasts: RoadSigns Archive

How can autonomous trucks fit into the freight transportation industry? Host Seth Clevenger chats with Waabi's Vivian Sun and's Jan Becker.

Business, Technology, Autonomous, Private

Fleets, Tech Developers Chart Course to More Sustainable, Efficient Supply Chains

LAS VEGAS — Electric and autonomous vehicles can help build more sustainable and efficient supply chains, but the freight transportation sector will need to overcome various challenges to realize their potential.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 2, 2023

TT Podcasts: RoadSigns

Host Seth Clevenger chats with autonomous vehicle pioneer Don Burnette about the pros and cons of driverless cars and trucks. Third of a three-part series on autonomous vehicles.

February 2, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Daimler Automation Head Says Collaboration Key to Tech’s Success

LAS VEGAS — The leader of Daimler Truck North America’s autonomous technology division said the path to self-driving trucking will advance through partnerships like those her company has forged, and believes the outcome of such collaborations will ultimately benefit motor carriers.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
February 1, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Self-Driving Semis at Center of California Regulatory Conflict

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — As California regulators explore new rules to put self-driving semitrucks on the road, labor unions are rushing to the state Legislature to ask for a new law they say will protect their jobs.

Adam Beam | Associated Press
January 31, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Tesla Gets Justice Department Subpoena for Self-Driving Features

The U.S. Justice Department has requested documents from Tesla Inc. related to its Autopilot and “Full Self-Driving” features, according to a regulatory filing.

January 31, 2023
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Tesla Profits Beat Estimates

Tesla Inc. reported better-than expected profits in the latest quarter, signaling strength as it faces growing questions about carbuyer demand for its all-electric vehicle lineup.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
January 26, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, For-Hire

Former USA Truck CEO James Reed Joins Kodiak

Former USA Truck CEO James Reed has joined autonomous truck technology company Kodiak Robotics, the company announced Jan. 19.

January 23, 2023
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Musk Oversaw Video That Exaggerated Tesla’s Self-Driving, Emails Show

Elon Musk oversaw the creation of a 2016 video that exaggerated the abilities of Tesla Inc.’s driver-assistance system Autopilot, even dictating the opening text that claimed the company’s car drove itself.

Dana Hull and Sean O'Kane | Bloomberg News
January 19, 2023

TT Podcasts: RoadSigns Archive

How can autonomous trucks fit into the freight transportation industry? Host Seth Clevenger chats with Waabi's Vivian Sun and's Jan Becker.

January 19, 2023