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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, Safety, Autonomous

NHTSA Says 273 Teslas With Automated Driving Systems Have Crashed

DETROIT — Tesla reported 273 crashes involving partially automated driver-assist systems, according to statistics about the industry released by U.S. safety regulators on June 15.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
June 14, 2022

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Business, Fuel, Autonomous

Musk Warns of Tesla’s ‘Very Tough Quarter’ in Staff Email

Tesla Inc. has had a “very tough quarter” as it struggles with supply chain snags, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk warned in an internal memo, imploring workers to help get the electric vehicle maker back on track.

Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
June 13, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Startup Hydron Plans Autonomous Longhaul Trucks With Hydrogen Fuel Cells

The co-founder of San Diego-based autonomous driving company TuSimple, Mo Chen, announced he started a new company called Hydron to bring to market Class 8 hydrogen-powered trucks equipped with Level 4 autonomous driving technology.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 10, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

NHTSA Upgrades Probe of Teslas Running Into Emergency Vehicles

DETROIT — A U.S. investigation into Teslas operating on partially automated driving systems that have crashed into parked emergency vehicles has moved a step closer to a recall.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
June 9, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous

Uber Freight, Waymo Via Partner to Advance Autonomous Trucking

Uber Freight and Waymo Via have entered into a strategic partnership that aims to marry Uber’s freight marketplace with Waymo’s automated truck technology, the companies announced June 7.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 7, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Driverless Trucks to Deliver Household Goods to Dallas Sam’s Clubs

Self-driving trucks soon will make deliveries to Walmart Inc.’s Sam’s Club stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, marking a significant expansion of autonomous vehicles operating in live traffic.

Brendan Case | Bloomberg News
June 7, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

FMCSA Technology Chief Says Automated Truck Proposal Targeted for Late 2022

A top Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration official told safety executives attending a commercial vehicle safety conference that a proposed rulemaking for fully automated heavy trucks is targeted for later this year.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 6, 2022
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Tesla Faces Increase in Complaints Over ‘Phantom Braking’

Tesla Inc. is facing stepped-up scrutiny from U.S. regulators who have received 758 complaints of cars made by the company that suddenly brake at high speeds, more than double the number of reported incidents earlier this year.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
June 3, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Tesla Pauses Hiring, Musk Says Need to Cut Staff by 10%

Electric carmaker Tesla Inc. needs to cut staff by around 10%, CEO Elon Musk said, noting he had a “super bad feeling” about the economy, according to an internal email seen by Reuters.

Katrina Nicholas | Bloomberg News
June 3, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

California Regulators Approve State’s First Robotic Taxi Fleet

California regulators on June 2 gave a robotic taxi service the green light to begin charging passengers for driverless rides in San Francisco, a first in a state where dozens of companies have been trying to train vehicles to steer themselves on increasingly congested roads.

Michael Liedtke | Associated Press
June 3, 2022