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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, Logistics, Autonomous

Turvo Raises $60 Million in Series B Funding

Turvo, a collaborative logistics platform, announced Nov. 8 it had raised $60 million in Series B funding.

Transport Topics
November 15, 2018

Transport Topics Podcasts

RoadSigns podcast

Check out the latest podcast episodes of our RoadSigns and LiveOnWeb programs. Episode 1 of our Season Intersession of RoadSigns, "How Does Congress Say Trucking," is now available. Check back here often as new content is always being added!

Transport Topics
October 22, 2018
Government, Business, Autonomous

Senate Leader McConnell Looks to Avoid Government Shutdown Before Dec. 7 Deadline

Senate Leader Mitch McConnell McConnell stressed that his caucus of Republicans will not consider a partial shutdown of the federal government. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press)

Senate Republicans will look to avoid a partial shutdown of the federal government, the leader of the chamber told reporters on Nov. 14.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 15, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Ruckit Unveils Platform for Heavy Construction, Bulk Materials Industry

Transportation software service provider Ruckit has announced a collaborative logistics platform for bulk-materials producers, trucking companies and general contractors.

Transport Topics
November 15, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Ford, Walmart to Test Self-Driving Grocery Delivery Service

ford and walmart Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press

Ford Motor Co. is teaming with Walmart Inc., the world’s largest retailer, to lay the groundwork for a driverless grocery delivery service.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
November 14, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

VW May Invest in Ford-Backed Argo as Alliance Talks Advance

Argo Self-driving Car Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press

Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Co. are nearing a framework agreement to join forces on electric and self-driving vehicles, capital-intensive areas that are reshaping the auto industry and straining carmakers’ finances across the globe.

Christoph Rauwald and Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
November 9, 2018
Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Collision Mitigation Advances

Volvo interior False positives have been greatly reduced as the technology has improved, Volvo Trucks says. (Volvo Trucks)

Collision mitigation systems for trucks are becoming increasingly popular as they offer enhanced safety features, register fewer false activations and set the stage for increasing autonomous capabilities.

Steve Brawner | Contributing Writer
November 9, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Top Lithium Miner Forced to Stay Nimble in Fickle Battery Market

Lithium ore Lithium ore. (Bloomberg)

Albemarle Corp., the world’s largest lithium producer, is planning to expand production in Australia, chasing the market for a form of the metal increasingly being used by the makers of electric car batteries.

Laura Millan Lombrana | Bloomberg News
November 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Daimler, Bosch to Offer Self-Driving Car Pilot

Daimler building and Western Star truck DTNA

Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler and auto supplier Bosch plan to launch a self-driving car pilot for the public in San Jose, Calif., in the second half of 2019.

Nathan Bomey | USA Today
November 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Tesla Fills Elon Musk’s Chairman Role With Board Member Robyn Denholm

Robyn Denholm Denholm, 55, will assume the chairman’s role immediately. She replaces Elon Musk, who exits as chairman as part of a deal with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. (Tesla Inc.)

Tesla Inc. appointed a director who’s been on its board for years to replace Elon Musk as chairman, stirring suspicion as to whether the mercurial CEO will be restrained after costly run-ins with securities regulators.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
November 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Freight Brokers, 3PLs Must Embrace Technology or Face Disruption, Experts Say

 Embrace Technology Cavano (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

TUCSON, Ariz. — Rapid advances in technology and an infusion of venture capital are fueling innovation that is transforming the freight transportation industry.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 8, 2018

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