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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, TCA

Driverless Trucks Face Regulatory Opposition in California

If California's Assembly Bill 316 becomes law, driverless trucks won’t be able to drive down state highways without a human driver present until at least 2031.

Ricardo Cano | San Francisco Chronicle
September 1, 2023

TT Podcasts: RoadSigns

Volvo's Chayene de Souza and Magnus Gustafson discuss how new, connected trucks can boost business, enhance safety practices, and reinforce preventative maintenance plans.

Government, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Tesla Ordered by NHTSA to Address New Issue Over Autopilot

Tesla is facing increased scrutiny from federal regulators over a possible work-around of monitoring meant to keep drivers’ hands on the wheel while using Tesla's Autopilot system.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
August 29, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

BYD’s Growth Slows as China’s Auto Price War Takes Its Toll

BYD Co. reported its weakest revenue growth in more than a year in a potential sign of the damage discounting has done in China, the world’s biggest auto market.

Danny Lee | Bloomberg News
August 28, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Cruise, Waymo Cope With Robotaxi Backlash in San Francisco

Robotaxi backlash is intensifying against Waymo and Cruise just as self-driving vehicles begin to gain real traction in San Francisco after years of development.

David Welch and Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
August 24, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Private

Walmart, Alphabet to Test Wider Drone Deliveries

Walmart Inc. is planning its longest drone deliveries yet by teaming up with Alphabet Inc.’s Wing unit at two Dallas-area stores.  

Brendan Case | Bloomberg News
August 24, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Cruise Could Bring Robotaxis to Raleigh

Cruise, the taxi company that uses self-driving cars, is preparing to come to Raleigh and may be interested in Durham, N.C., as well.

Richard Stradling | The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)
August 24, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Cruise to Cut San Francisco Fleet in Half After Crashes

General Motors’ Cruise autonomous vehicle unit has agreed to cut its fleet of San Francisco robotaxis in half as authorities investigate two recent crashes in the city.

August 19, 2023
Business, Technology, Autonomous

San Francisco Tests Out Driverless EV Shuttle

San Francisco has launched an autonomous shuttle service less than a week after California regulators approved the expansion of robotaxis despite traffic and safety concerns.

Terry Chea | Associated Press
August 18, 2023
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Cruise Robotaxi Collides With San Francisco Firetruck

A Cruise robotaxi collided with a firetruck late Aug. 17 in San Francisco, injuring the vehicle’s passenger.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
August 18, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

San Francisco Wants Halt to Cruise, Waymo Expansion Ruling

San Francisco asked California regulators Aug. 16 to halt its approval of Cruise’s and Waymo’s unrestricted commercial expansion in the city, arguing the city “will suffer serious harm.” 

Ricardo Cano | San Francisco Chronicle
August 17, 2023