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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.

Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

A New Wave of AI Is Coming to Trucking

Technology vendors serving the freight transportation industry are investing in AI to drive their product development and ultimately unlock higher levels of safety and productivity.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features and Multimedia
May 24, 2024
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Tesla Posts Jobs for AI, Autopilot After Weeks of Staff Cuts

Tesla Inc. posted more than a dozen Autopilot and artificial intelligence positions, its first sign of workforce growth after weeks of rolling layoffs.

Kara Carlson | Austin American-Statesman
May 23, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

NHTSA Investigates After 4 Die in Crash of VinFast EV

NHTSA has opened an investigation into VinFast’s first U.S. electric vehicle model less than a month after four family members were killed in a one-car accident in the California Bay Area.

Brian Gordon | The News & Observer
May 23, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Volvo, Aurora Unveil Production-Ready Autonomous Tractor

LAS VEGAS — Volvo Trucks has unveiled its first production-ready autonomous Class 8 tractor, which combines its newly updated VNL model with Aurora’s automated driving technology.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features and Multimedia
May 22, 2024
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Judge: Tesla Must Face Suit Alleging Buyers Were Misled

Tesla must face a proposed class-action lawsuit alleging that it misled consumers about its cars’ self-driving capabilities, a U.S. district judge ruled May 15.

Rachel Graf | Bloomberg News
May 15, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Motional Halts Las Vegas Commercial Self-Driving Operations

Autonomous vehicle company Motional is halting its Las Vegas commercial self-driving operations and laying off 129 Southern Nevada employees.

Mick Akers | Las Vegas Review-Journal
May 15, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Spate of Self-Driving Probes Points to Higher Safety Bar

Companies offering driver-assistance systems and developing autonomous vehicles are entering a new phase of more exacting oversight.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
May 15, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

NHTSA Investigates Waymo Self-Driving Tech After Crashes

DETROIT — The U.S. government’s highway safety agency has opened another investigation of automated driving systems, this time into crashes involving Waymo’s self-driving vehicles.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
May 14, 2024
Business, Technology, Autonomous

GM’s Cruise to Resume Robotaxi Tests in Phoenix This Week

General Motors’ troubled Cruise autonomous vehicle unit said May 13 that it will start testing robotaxis in Arizona this week with human safety drivers on board.

May 13, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Smarter Vehicles Could Mean Big Changes for Traffic Lights

As cars and trucks get smarter and more connected, the humble lights that have controlled the flow of traffic for more than a century could also be on the cusp of a major transformation.

Jeff McMurray | Associated Press
May 13, 2024