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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, 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
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Motional Halts Las Vegas Commercial Self-Driving Operations

Autonomous vehicle company Motional is halting its Las Vegas commercial self-driving operations and laying off 129 Southern Nevada employees.

Mick Akers | Las Vegas Review-Journal
May 15, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Spate of Self-Driving Probes Points to Higher Safety Bar

Companies offering driver-assistance systems and developing autonomous vehicles are entering a new phase of more exacting oversight.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
May 15, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

NHTSA Investigates Waymo Self-Driving Tech After Crashes

DETROIT — The U.S. government’s highway safety agency has opened another investigation of automated driving systems, this time into crashes involving Waymo’s self-driving vehicles.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
May 14, 2024
Business, Technology, Autonomous

GM’s Cruise to Resume Robotaxi Tests in Phoenix This Week

General Motors’ troubled Cruise autonomous vehicle unit said May 13 that it will start testing robotaxis in Arizona this week with human safety drivers on board.

May 13, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Smarter Vehicles Could Mean Big Changes for Traffic Lights

As cars and trucks get smarter and more connected, the humble lights that have controlled the flow of traffic for more than a century could also be on the cusp of a major transformation.

Jeff McMurray | Associated Press
May 13, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

NHTSA Probes Zoox After Two Autonomous SUV Crashes

NHTSA has opened an investigation into Zoox, the autonomous vehicle subsidiary of Amazon.com Inc., after two incidents in which its SUVs suddenly braked and were rear-ended.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
May 13, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Daimler Unwraps Autonomous, Electric Demonstration Truck

Daimler Truck unveiled plans May 8 to begin operating an autonomous, battery-electric Freightliner eCascadia demonstration truck.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
May 8, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

NHTSA Seeks Information From Tesla on Autopilot Fix

DETROIT — Federal highway safety officials want Tesla to tell them how and why it developed the fix in a recall of more than 2 million vehicles equipped with the company’s Autopilot system.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
May 7, 2024
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

C.H. Robinson Automates Email Responses With AI

C.H. Robinson says it has launched an artificial intelligence platform that automates responses to email requests from shippers seeking answers to commonplace inquiries.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
May 7, 2024