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While Self-Driving Car Hype Decelerates, Automated Trucks Grab Attention at CES

Plus.ai exhibit at CES 2020 Self-driving truck startup Plus.ai showcases International and Peterbilt models outfitted with its technology at CES. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

LAS VEGAS — Even as automated vehicle developers tamped down inflated expectations for fully self-driving passenger cars at CES 2020, several companies continued to tout the market potential for highly automated commercial vehicles.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
January 24, 2020
Government, Business, Autonomous, TCA

Autonomous Vehicle Test in Rhode Island Shows Promise for Other Cities

Edwin Olson, CEO of May Mobility, stands with one of the Little Roady autonomous vehicles at the project announcement in Providence in February 2019. Edwin Olson, CEO of May Mobility, stands with one of the Little Roady autonomous vehicles at the project announcement in Providence in February 2019. (Steve Szydlowski/The Providence Journal)

The six electric vehicles known collectively as Little Roady navigate a 5-mile loop in regular traffic and steer themselves into 10 curbside stops, giving lawyers and laborers alike a free ride.

Mike Lindblom | The Seattle Times
January 24, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

GM’s Cruise Unveils New Robotaxi Concept

The service still being developed by GM’s Cruise subsidiary will rely on a boxy, electric-powered vehicle called “Origin” that was unveiled late Jan. 21 in San Francisco amid much fanfare. GM's Cruise subsidiary unveiled the Origin late Jan. 21. (Cruise)

The service still being developed by GM’s Cruise subsidiary will rely on a boxy, electric-powered vehicle called “Origin” that was unveiled late Jan. 21 in San Francisco amid much fanfare.

Michael Liedtke | Associated Press
January 22, 2020
Government, Business, Autonomous

Tesla Criticizes Acceleration Petition Filed to NHTSA

An aerial photograph taken above the Tesla assembly plant in Fremont, Calif., in October 2019. Tesla Inc. has pushed back against a petition filed with NHTSA alleging a defect that can cause unintended acceleration in its vehicles.

Tesla Inc. fired back against a petition filed with U.S. regulators, saying in a blog post Jan. 20 that it’s “completely false and was brought by a Tesla short seller.”

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
January 21, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

GM’s Cruise to Unveil Its First Autonomous Vehicle

GM's Cruise will unveil its first autonomous truck today. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

The vehicle Cruise has been developing along with GM is a purpose-built electric, autonomous model designed to be more spacious and passenger-friendly than a conventional, human-driven car.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
January 21, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Daimler Trucks to Test Electric Waste Hauler in 2021

Mercedes-Benz eActros The eEconic is based on the eActros electric truck for heavy distribution, shown at left. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg)

Daimler Trucks announced in-use testing of the Mercedes-Benz eEconic, its battery-electric low-floor truck intended for municipal waste collection, would begin in Europe in 2021.

January 21, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Fiat Chrysler in Talks With Foxconn to Develop Electric Cars

Fiat logo on vehicle Bob Edme/Associated Press

MILAN — Fiat Chrysler is in talks with the Chinese company Foxconn to develop and manufacture battery-powered vehicles, the U.S.-Italian automaker said Jan. 17.

January 17, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

NHTSA Reviews Claims of Unintended Acceleration in Teslas

Tesla A Tesla Model S. (Tesla)

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is evaluating allegations that Tesla Inc. vehicles contain a defect that can cause sudden unintended acceleration, according to a notice posted on the agency’s website.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
January 17, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

IPhone Manufacturer Wades Into Electric Cars With Fiat Venture

iPhone 11 iPhone 11 by Chris Ratliffe/Bloomberg

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., the iPhone assembler that’s part of Foxconn Technology Group, plans to establish a joint venture with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV to develop and make electric vehicles in China.

January 16, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

DOT’s Elaine Chao Announces ADAS, Connected Technology Programs

Elaine Chao U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced a number of initiatives involving connected vehicle technologies at TRB's meeting. (Transportation Research Board)

WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced several initiatives relating to connected vehicle technologies and advanced driver assistance systems before a crowd of industry representatives Jan. 15.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 15, 2020

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