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FMCSA Nominee Meera Joshi Promotes Autonomous Tech’s Safety Potential

Meera Joshi Joshi testifies before the Senate Commerce Committee during her confirmation hearing for FMCSA administrator. (commerce.senate.gov)

WASHINGTON — Autonomous technology meant to enhance freight connectivity could transform the country’s commercial landscape and improve safety, President Joe Biden’s nominee to oversee trucking regulations told a U.S. Senate panel Sept. 22.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 23, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Tesla Is Building a New Battery Factory in California

Tesla Is Building a New Battery Factory in California A Tesla at a Littleton, Colo. dealership. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

A California mayor said Tesla Inc. broke ground in his city on what it calls a new “Megafactory,” praising the planned facility in a Facebook post that was deleted and is now visible again.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
September 23, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

FedEx, Paccar, Aurora Launch Autonomous Trucking Pilot

Aurora-FedEx image Aurora Innovation says it will launch its trucking business and haul loads autonomously between terminals without a safety driver by the end of 2023. (Aurora Innovation Inc.)

Aurora Innovation Inc., Paccar Inc. and FedEx Corp. launched a commercial pilot of autonomous trucking in Texas.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
September 22, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

NTSB to Investigate Tesla Crash in Florida That Left Two Dead

tesla dealership Justin Sullivan/Bloomberg News

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Federal officials said Sept. 17 they will investigate a fiery Tesla crash that left two people dead in South Florida.

September 20, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Embark, HP Introduce EV Drayage Within Autonomous Truck Operations

Embark HP trucks Embark Trucks Inc.

Embark Trucks Inc., developer of self-driving software for the trucking industry, has partnered with HP Inc. to combine electric and autonomous truck technology, the companies announced Sept. 14.

September 17, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Future Looks Bright for Automated Braking

John Bennett "This is such a cost-sensitive industry that unless there is a strong payback, technology adoption takes a long time,” says Meritor Chief Technology Officer John Bennett. (Michael Freeze/Transport Topics)

CLEVELAND — Industry experts presented an in-depth analysis concerning the future of braking systems during a study group session at American Trucking Associations’ 2021 Technology & Maintenance Council Fall Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
September 16, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Walmart Teams With Ford, Argo to Launch Driverless Delivery Service

Walmart Teams With Ford, Argo to Launch Driverless Delivery Service The Walmart website is where people can order their groceries for pick up or delivery. (Gabby Jones/Bloomberg News)

Walmart Inc. is teaming up with Ford Motor Co. and self-driving startup Argo AI to launch a driverless delivery service in three U.S. cities.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
September 15, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Drov, Stoughton Partner on Smart Trailer Applications

Drov Drov CEO Lisa Mullen speaks at the event. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

CLEVELAND — Drov Technologies announced its AirBox One smart trailer platform of sensors and data collection features is now an option at Stoughton Trailers.

September 14, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Tesla Probe Leads NHTSA to Request Documents From 12 Carmakers

Tesla Probe Leads NHTSA to Request Documents From 12 Carmakers A tesla parked at a supercharging station. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg)

The top U.S. auto safety regulator sent letters to 12 automakers as part of its investigation into Tesla Inc.’s Autopilot system and a dozen collisions at crash scenes involving first-responder vehicles.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
September 14, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Traxen Calls iQ-Cruise ‘Bridge to Autonomy’

Mike Hauer Traxen's Mike Hauer says that with full-resolution maps of the U.S. and iQ-Cruise's sensor technology, the driver sets the path and destination and the system takes control. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

CLEVELAND — For trucking technology company Traxen Inc., the combination of artificial intelligence and adaptive cruise control is “the bridge to autonomy.”

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
September 14, 2021

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