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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, Global Freight

Einride Becomes Peterbilt’s Biggest BET Customer

Einride will buy 150 Model 579EV battery-electric trucks from Peterbilt, the truck maker’s biggest EV order so far, the companies said.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
June 3, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Private, Global Freight

Amazon to Expand US Drone Service

Amazon.com’s Prime Air drone program has been cleared by regulators to fly devices beyond the visual line of sight of pilots, increasing range and giving more customers access to the service.

Lynn Doan | Bloomberg News
May 30, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Hyundai, Plus Team Up on Self-Driving Class 8 FCEV Truck

Hyundai Motor Co. and autonomous driving software specialist Plus unveiled what they say is the first Level 4 autonomous Class 8 hydrogen fuel cell electric truck in the U.S.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
May 29, 2024
Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla Settles Fatal Crash Suit Ahead of California Trial

Tesla reached a deal to resolve a lawsuit over the death of a Model S passenger in a 2016 crash, marking the second time in two months it has avoided a jury trial in California over a fatal wreck.

Rachel Graf | Bloomberg News
May 28, 2024
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Embracing the Possibilities: Trucking’s AI Transformation

The rise of artificial intelligence promises to change the way people work and how companies manage their businesses in all sorts of industries, and freight transportation is no exception.

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