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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.

Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

FMCSA’s Earl Adams Stresses Collaboration for Driverless Technology

ORLANDO, Fla. — Government and industry collaboration is vital in terms of deploying emerging technologies such as autonomous trucks. Earl Adams Jr., deputy administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, offered that insight  at the TMC's  Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition.

March 6, 2023

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Business, Technology, Autonomous

Embark Lays Off Workers, Explores Liquidation or Sale

Autonomous trucking company Embark Trucks announced March 3 it is winding down operations and is exploring a liquidation or sale.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
March 4, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

TuSimple Cleared by FMCSA Over 2022 Arizona Incident

Autonomous driving technology company TuSimple said it has been cleared by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration concerning an April 6, 2022, incident in Tucson, Ariz., when one of its trucks struck a concrete barrier on Interstate 10, which resulted in no injuries.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
March 2, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

AVs Could Alter Trucking Insurance Landscape

ORLANDO, Fla. — The emergence of autonomous vehicle technology could have profound repercussions for trucking insurance, according to a panel of experts Feb. 28 during the Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 1, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Tesla Pauses Rollout of Self-Driving Software Facing Recall

Tesla Inc. has temporarily stopped rolling out its $15,000 driver-assistance system until it addresses issues that led the carmaker to recall almost 363,000 vehicles.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
February 27, 2023
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Autonomous Truck Startup Locomation Laying Off Employees

Driverless truck startup company Locomation has laid off most of its staff as it winds down operations, the second autonomous vehicle outfit in the Pittsburgh, Pa., area to encounter financial difficulties in four months.

Kris B. Mamula | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
February 24, 2023
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber Freight Launches First Electric Truck Pilot With WattEV

Uber Freight announced it is partnering with electric mobility company WattEV and shipping specialist CHEP on a pilot program to deploy EVs on select routes in Southern California.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 22, 2023
Government, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Ohio Rep. Bob Latta Touts AV Tech’s Safety Potential

Ohio Republican Rep. Bob Latta pointed to the potential for considering legislation regarding autonomous vehicle technology during this session of Congress.  

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 22, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Tesla Recalls More Than 362,000 Cars Due to Self-Driving Crash Risk

Tesla Inc. is recalling 362,758 vehicles due to a crash risk associated with its so-called Full Self-Driving Beta software, according to U.S. authorities.

Keith Laing and Sean O'Kane | Bloomberg News
February 16, 2023
Government, Technology, Autonomous

Tesla Fires Unionizing Autopilot Workers, Complaint Alleges

Tesla Inc. terminated dozens of employees Feb. 15 at its plant in Buffalo, N.Y., one day after Autopilot workers at the facility announced a union campaign, organizers said in a complaint.

Josh Eidelson | Bloomberg News
February 16, 2023