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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, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

ZF Showcases Autonomous Braking, Other Systems

EAST LIBERTY, Ohio — ZF’s Commercial Vehicle Systems Division showcased separately on two heavy-duty trucks its OnGuardMax autonomous emergency braking system and its adjustable electric power steering feature — both coming soon to the North American market.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 13, 2022

TT Podcasts: RoadSigns

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Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Tesla Plans to Deliver Semis to Pepsi Five Years After Unveiling

Tesla Inc. will deliver its first Semi trucks to PepsiCo Inc. five years after Elon Musk showed off prototypes and began taking deposits for the electric big rigs.

October 7, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Uber Revives Self-Driving Taxi Dreams, Plans to Start This Year

Uber Technologies Inc. inked a deal with Motional Inc. to offer driverless deliveries and rides, rekindling its vision of a self-driving taxi fleet nearly two years after it sold its autonomous vehicle division.

Jackie Davalos | Bloomberg News
October 6, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

CVSA Launches Procedures for Inspections of Autonomous Trucks

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance approved a new standard and procedure designed to govern inspections of autonomous commercial motor vehicles.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 5, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Autonomous Trucking Startup Gatik Is Ditching the Driver in Canada

San Francisco tourists, Phoenix suburbanites and now Canadian bacon — the list of driverless cargo keeps growing.

Kyle Stock | Bloomberg News
October 5, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Waymo, C.H. Robinson Driverless Trucks Haul Beer to Houston From Dallas

Waymo, Alphabet Inc.’s driverless-vehicle unit, said it has carted in excess of 1 million pounds of Modelo and Corona beer over 220 miles a day to Houston from Dallas under a pilot program with C.H. Robinson for Constellation Brands Inc.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
October 3, 2022
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Tesla Q3 Sales Bounce Back but Fall Short of Estimates

AUSTIN, Texas — Tesla’s sales rose 35% in the July-September period compared to the second quarter as the company’s huge factory in China got past supply chain issues and pandemic restrictions.

October 3, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, For-Hire

EV Startup Arrival in Talks on Funds to Unlock US Market

Electric vehicle startup Arrival SA surged after it said it’s in talks to raise capital to build and sell its products in the U.S.

Siddharth Philip | Bloomberg News
September 30, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Autonomous Trucking Startup Waabi Hires Dustin Koehl to Lead Transport Operations

Self-driving truck developer Waabi has hired trucking executive Dustin Koehl as its head of transportation as the technology startup ramps up its operations.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
September 29, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, For-Hire

Werner, Kodiak Collaborate on Driverless Longhaul Route

Werner Enterprises has partnered with the driverless trucking technology company Kodiak Robotics to establish an autonomous trucking lane, the companies announced Sept. 29.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 29, 2022