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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.

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Who’s Still In Autonomous Trucking?

The crowded field of developers in the autonomous truck space has winnowed during the past year. Those that remain continue to lay the foundation for large-scale industry adoption. 

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 23, 2024

TT Podcasts: RoadSigns

Get the inside scoop on ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting March 4-7 in New Orleans.

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Autonomous Trucks Reshaping the Freight Industry

Autonomous trucking, once regarded as the stuff of science fiction, is gradually moving closer to viability in real-world freight operations after years of investment, development and on-road testing.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 21, 2024

TT Podcasts: RoadSigns

Get the inside scoop on ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting March 4-7 in New Orleans.

February 29, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

TMC Sessions to Highlight Vehicle Spec’ing

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council is set to explore the importance of proper spec’ing during its annual conference starting March 4.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 28, 2024
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Apple Cancels Work on Autonomous Electric Car

Apple Inc. is ending a decadelong effort to build an electric car, according to people with knowledge of the matter, abandoning one of the most ambitious projects in company history.

Mark Gurman | Bloomberg News
February 27, 2024
Government, Technology, Autonomous

House Launches AI Task Force

To assist policy panels with an in-depth understanding of artificial intelligence technology, House leaders recently created a bipartisan task force.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 26, 2024
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Private, Global Freight

Investors Flee Tumbling EV Upstarts

Investors have all but thrown in the towel on shares of EV startups Rivian Automotive and Lucid Group. 

Esha Day | Bloomberg News
February 26, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

GM’s Cruise Prepares to Resume Robotaxi Testing After Halt

GM’s Cruise autonomous unit is nearing the resumption of testing in the coming weeks, with Houston and Dallas emerging as potential locations, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

Julia Love and David Welch | Bloomberg News
February 23, 2024
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Autonomous Trucking Landscape Is Shifting Rapidly

The anticipated benefits of autonomous trucking have ­attracted an influx of entrepreneurs determined to bring highly automated driving technology to the commercial vehicle market. 

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 23, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

REPLAY: Driving Innovation: A Preview of the 2024 TMC Annual Meeting With Robert Braswell

What new standards are expected to come out of the upcoming meeting and how will they help your company better transition to tomorrow? Robert Braswell joins Dan Ronan to preview the 2024 TMC Annual Meeting and why industry leaders can't afford to miss it.

February 20, 2024