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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, Logistics, Autonomous

Kodiak Transports Refrigerated Freight for Martin-Brower

Kodiak Robotics’ autonomous semis are carrying loads for logistics group Martin-Brower Co. on routes between Dallas and Oklahoma City, the companies said Feb. 29.

March 1, 2024

TT Podcasts: RoadSigns

Volvo's Chayene de Souza and Magnus Gustafson discuss how new, connected trucks can boost business, enhance safety practices, and reinforce preventative maintenance plans.

Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

TMC Sessions to Highlight Vehicle Spec’ing

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council is set to explore the importance of proper spec’ing during its annual conference starting March 4.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 28, 2024
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Apple Cancels Work on Autonomous Electric Car

Apple Inc. is ending a decadelong effort to build an electric car, according to people with knowledge of the matter, abandoning one of the most ambitious projects in company history.

Mark Gurman | Bloomberg News
February 27, 2024
Government, Technology, Autonomous

House Launches AI Task Force

To assist policy panels with an in-depth understanding of artificial intelligence technology, House leaders recently created a bipartisan task force.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 26, 2024
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Private, Global Freight

Investors Flee Tumbling EV Upstarts

Investors have all but thrown in the towel on shares of EV startups Rivian Automotive and Lucid Group. 

Esha Day | Bloomberg News
February 26, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

GM’s Cruise Prepares to Resume Robotaxi Testing After Halt

GM’s Cruise autonomous unit is nearing the resumption of testing in the coming weeks, with Houston and Dallas emerging as potential locations, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

Julia Love and David Welch | Bloomberg News
February 23, 2024
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Autonomous Trucking Landscape Is Shifting Rapidly

The anticipated benefits of autonomous trucking have attracted an influx of entrepreneurs determined to bring highly automated driving technology to the commercial vehicle market.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features and Multimedia
February 23, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

REPLAY: Driving Innovation: A Preview of the 2024 TMC Annual Meeting With Robert Braswell

What new standards are expected to come out of the upcoming meeting and how will they help your company better transition to tomorrow? Robert Braswell joins Dan Ronan to preview the 2024 TMC Annual Meeting and why industry leaders can't afford to miss it.

February 20, 2024
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Self-Driving Firm Recogni Nabs $102 Million to Make AI Chip

Recogni Inc., an artificial intelligence startup that builds tech for autonomous vehicles, has raised $102 million in funding after expanding into designing chips for generative AI.

Jackie Davalos | Bloomberg News
February 20, 2024
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

GM Nearly Doubling Area Where Automated System Is Usable

DETROIT — General Motors is adding about 350,000 miles of roadways in the U.S. and Canada to the area where drivers can use the company’s “Super Cruise” partially automated driving system.

February 15, 2024