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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, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

Greenlane, Uber Freight Join in Electric Truck Charging Push

Greenlane plans to use Uber Freight data alongside its own findings in building its proposed public electric and hydrogen commercial vehicle charging network, the joint venture said.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
December 20, 2023

TT Podcasts: RoadSigns

Get the inside scoop on ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting March 4-7 in New Orleans.

Government, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Research Shows Tesla’s Autopilot Tech Fix May Also Be Flawed

Tesla’s recall of more than 2 million of its vehicles — an effort to have drivers who use Autopilot pay closer attention to the road — relies on tech that research shows may not work as intended.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
December 20, 2023
Business, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla Analysts Eyeing EV Slowdown Turn More Cautious on 2024

Wall Street’s outlook on Tesla Inc. is darkening rapidly, with at least two analysts turning more cautious on the electric vehicle maker in as many days.

Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
December 19, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Data Collection and New Technology Bring ADAS Improvements

The technology powering advanced driver assistance systems is continuing to improve, laying the groundwork for more autonomous driving and creating significant safety and maintenance benefits.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
December 15, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Cruise Lays Off 900, Multiple Executives as Fallout Worsens

Cruise LLC, the autonomous vehicle unit owned by General Motors Co., is cutting 24% of its workforce, extending a sweeping overhaul of the business after dismissing nine top executives.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
December 14, 2023
Government, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Tesla Recalls Most Cars Sold in US for Monitoring Defect

Tesla is recalling nearly all vehicles sold in the U.S., more than 2 million, to update software and fix a defective system meant to ensure drivers are paying attention when using Autopilot.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
December 13, 2023
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Tesla’s Dojo Supercomputer Head Exits in Blow to Efforts

Tesla Inc.’s Dojo supercomputer project lead Ganesh Venkataramanan has left the company, according to people familiar with the matter, a setback to the automaker’s self-driving efforts.

Ed Ludlow and Mark Gurman | Bloomberg News
December 7, 2023
Government, Safety, Autonomous

Senate Commerce Committee Approves NTSB Nominee Inman

The Senate Commerce Committee on Dec. 7 advanced the nomination of J. Todd Inman to serve on the National Transportation Safety Board through 2027.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 7, 2023
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Renault Taps AI to Cut EV Production Costs in Half by 2027

Renault SA is deploying artificial intelligence technology to help cut the cost of producing electric vehicles in half by 2027 as the race to make affordable mass-market cars intensifies.

Joshua Gallu | Bloomberg News
December 7, 2023
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Uber Freight and Torc Robotics Form Partnership on Autonomous Trucks

Uber Freight announced a deal that aligns it with Torc Robitics, and separately outlined how it is delving into where artificial intelligence might support its services in the years ahead.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 7, 2023