Autonomous
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Driverless Car Makers Want Congress to Free Them From State Oversight

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WASHINGTON — As Silicon Valley and automakers attempt to steer the nation toward a future of driverless vehicles, a group of influential lawmakers remains concerned that bipartisan legislation now moving through Congress could leave consumers at risk by preventing states from demanding tighter safety regulations.

Eliza Fawcett | Los Angeles Times
July 11, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Ex-Apple Employee Stole Secrets for Chinese Firm, US Says

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A former Apple Inc. engineer was arrested on charges of stealing driverless car secrets for a Chinese startup after he passed through the security checkpoint at San Jose International Airport to board a flight to China.

Joel Rosenblatt and Mark Gurman | Bloomberg News
July 11, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Podcast Debut: ‘RoadSigns’ Tackles Autonomous

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Welcome to the inaugural episode of Transport Topics' new podcast: RoadSigns. Our debut episode focuses on how the trucking industry’s steady and ongoing development of autonomous technology may someday affect truck drivers. Click to listen!

Transport Topics
June 11, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Daimler, Bosch to Launch Self-Driving Car Service in Silicon Valley

Bosch A Robert Bosch GmbH parking sensor column stands on display during an Automated Valet Parking demonstration at the Mercedes-Benz TecDay event in Stuttgart, Germany. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

As self-driving vehicle experiments are launched in a few cities around the United States, Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler AG and a prominent auto supplier are launching a new one in the place that would seem most receptive: Silicon Valley.

Nathan Bomey | USA Today
July 11, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

FMCSA to Host Autonomous Vehicles Listening Session July 12

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The country’s top trucking regulator wants to hear what you have to say about autonomous vehicles.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 10, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Smart Ports: When AI Takes Over Shipping

Automated cranes Automated cranes represent the basic, essential infrastructure of an automated port. Suppliers include Konecranes, Kalmar and Liebherr. (Konecranes Oyj)

Artificial intelligence and machine learning for both automated container port management and trucks and ships is already in use or under development in a few key ways.

B. Cameron Gain | Special to Transport Topics
July 6, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Beijing Gives Boost to Driverless Cars

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Self-driving vehicles have traveled safely for 26,000 kilometers (16,156 miles) in test areas in China’s capital city, according to Beijing Innovation Centre for Mobility Intelligence, a service provider of road tests for autonomous vehicles.

Jing Shuiyu | Asia News Network
July 5, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Self-Driving Shuttle Bus Test to Begin This Year in Columbus, Ohio

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Self-driving shuttle buses will be hauling riders around downtown Columbus later this year, a significant move as the city begins initiatives aimed at making it a “smart city” for transportation.

Mark Williams | The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch
July 3, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Automated Ports Help Carriers Get in and Out of Facilities Faster

Autonomous straddle carriers operating at the Port of Los Angeles Autonomous straddle carriers operating at the Port of Los Angeles. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

The development of self-driving trucks and how they might one day revolutionize the shipment of goods inland has been widely reported. However, while lower on the radar screen, automated container ports are increasingly available for use and already have begun to benefit motor carriers in several ways, industry experts said.

B. Cameron Gain | Special to Transport Topics
June 29, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Autonomous Guidance on Docket at July MCSAC Meetings

Autonomous Waymo trucks Waymo autonomous freight trucks. (Waymo)

Autonomous technology will be among the topics to be examined at the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee meetings scheduled for July 30-31, federal trucking regulators announced.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 29, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

FHWA Official Says Feds Are Giving Autonomous Technology Developers Latitude

GM Cruise Autonomous Car GM Cruise autonomous car (General Motors Co.)

Preparing for autonomous vehicles on American roads will mean more than getting used to being in a car without a steering wheel.

Jason Laughlin | Philly.com
June 29, 2018

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