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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, Autonomous

Volvo Autonomous Solutions, Uber Freight Announce Partnership

Volvo Autonomous Solutions and freight broker Uber Freight announced a long-term strategic partnership to deploy Volvo’s autonomous transport network within Uber Freight’s marketplace.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 14, 2022

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Business, Technology, Autonomous

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December 12, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Tesla Says Its Self-Driving Tech May Be a ‘Failure,’ but Not Fraud

Tesla’s Full Self-Driving technology may be a failure, Tesla lawyers admit — but it’s not a fraud.

Russ Mitchell | Los Angeles Times
December 9, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber Launches Robotaxis but Driverless Fleet Is ‘Long Time’ Away

Uber Technologies Inc. is launching its first robotaxi service, reaffirming the company’s commitment for a self-driving taxi fleet even as the hype around autonomous vehicles fades.

Jackie Davalos | Bloomberg News
December 7, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Kodiak Robotics Wins Army Self-Driving Contract

Kodiak Robotics Inc., a self-driving technology company active in trucking, announced in a blog post this month that the Army and the Defense Innovation Unit selected it for a 24-month, $49.9 million agreement to adapt its self-driving platform, Kodiak Driver, for the Army’s robotic combat vehicle program.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 7, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Apple Scales Back Self-Driving Car, Delays Debut Until 2026

Apple Inc. has scaled back ambitious self-driving plans for its future electric vehicle and postponed the car’s target launch date by about a year to 2026, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

Mark Gurman | Bloomberg News
December 6, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Uber Freight, Aurora, Veritiv Partner in Texas AV Pilot

Uber Freight and self-driving technology developer Aurora Innovation Inc. announced they are deepening their existing partnership in Texas by autonomously hauling freight between Dallas-Fort Worth and El Paso for packing solutions distributor Veritiv Corp. 

December 2, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla Delivers Its First Electric Semis to PepsiCo

Tesla Inc. has handed over the first of its long-awaited battery-electric Class 8 tractors to private fleet operator PepsiCo, kicking off customer deliveries for the vehicle originally unveiled more than five years ago.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
December 2, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Catching a Glimpse of Trucking’s Future

The exhibit hall at American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition has long served as a showcase for the latest products and innovations in freight transportation. This year’s event, which ran Oct. 22-25 in San Diego, was no exception

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 23, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Who’s Who in Self-Driving Truck Development

The process of developing, validating and ultimately commercializing fully autonomous trucks has proven to be a long and arduous journey, but there is no shortage of software developers and technologists dedicated to accomplishing that mission.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 23, 2022