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Daum Stresses Green Technology, Collaboration

Daimler AG CEO Martin Daum "For the sustainable transport of the future, having the right vehicles alone is not enough. We also need the right infrastructure," Daimler Truck CEO Martin Daum says. (Joe Howard/Transport Topics)

HANOVER, Germany — Daimler Truck CEO Martin Daum said his company is pursuing a clean-energy strategy built around electric and fuel cell technology, setting aside natural gas as a component of the plan.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
September 20, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Batteries Battle Fuel Cells for Top Spot for Electric Trucks

Michael Lohscheller Nikola President Michael Lohscheller at IAA by Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Nikola President Michael Lohscheller was beaming when he unveiled the U.S. startup’s fuel cell truck for the European market at the region’s biggest commercial vehicle show this week.

September 20, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous

GM’s Cruise Pushes Past Glitches to Map Robotaxi Expansion

Cruise vehicle Cruise

It was a bit surprising when Cruise, the autonomous vehicle startup that’s 80% owned by General Motors, said it planned to expand its robotaxi service to Phoenix and Austin over the next three months.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
September 16, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous, TCA

Pennsylvania Turnpike Explores Electrified Road Services for EVs

Pennsylvania turnpike Jan Murphy/Tribune News Service

The Pennsylvania Turnpike is jumping into solar energy production to power its maintenance and office buildings with a long-term goal: using solar-generated power to electrify portions of the toll road so electric vehicles can charge as they travel.

Ed Blazina | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
September 12, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Tesla Weighs New Lithium Refinery in Texas

Tesla charging A Tesla vehicle charges at a Tesla Supercharger site. (Chuck Burton/Associated Press)

Tesla Inc. is plotting a potential lithium refinery on the gulf coast of Texas, a move that would bolster the company’s battery production efforts and further expand its footprint in the state.

September 9, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous

First Aerial Delivery Drone Granted Design Approval by FAA

drone An M2 delivery drone, manufactured by Matternet Inc. (Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg News)

U.S. aviation regulators approved designs for the first flying drone built specifically for shipping packages, a major step forward for the fledgling remote delivery industry.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
September 7, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Aurora CEO Floats Possible Sale to Apple or Microsoft

Chris Urmson CEO Chris Urmson stands with the company's autonomous truck. (Aurora)

Aurora Innovation Inc. CEO Chris Urmson recently laid out a range of options for the self-driving company to respond to worsening market conditions and partners pushing out timelines, including a possible sale to Apple Inc. or Microsoft Corp., according to a document seen by Bloomberg.

September 6, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Locomation to Begin Runs With Oklahoma Carrier

Locomation truck Locomation

Autonomous truck developer Locomation announced an eight-year agreement with El Reno, Okla.-based Stevens Trucking Co. to provide the carrier with its human-guided Level 2 autonomous relay convoy turnkey system.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 31, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, TCA

Autonomous Truck Firm Gatik to Begin Deliveries in Dallas

Gatik truck Gatik via YouTube

Gatik, a California-based autonomous trucking company, will begin a Dallas route in partnership with century-old business equipment firm Pitney Bowes.

Alexandra Skores | The Dallas Morning News
August 31, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Private

Private Fleets, Shippers Harness Digitization to Improve Operations

People sharing information on electronic devices PeopleImages/Getty Images

CHICAGO — The growing adoption of information technology in the transportation industry is creating new opportunities for shippers and private fleets to enhance logistics planning and improve the driver experience.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 26, 2022