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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, Autonomous

AVIA Taps Jeff Farrah as First Executive Director

The Autonomous Vehicle Industry Association announced the appointment of Jeff Farrah as the organization’s inaugural executive director.

October 25, 2022

TT Podcasts: RoadSigns

Host Seth Clevenger chats with autonomous vehicle pioneer Don Burnette about the pros and cons of driverless cars and trucks. Third of a three-part series on autonomous vehicles.

Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Lidar Sensor Price Plunge Leads to Orders From GM, Volkswagen

Lidar has been winning over more supporters in the automotive industry as prices rapidly decline. Developers are betting that once their sensors are cheap enough, it’ll be difficult to justify not using lidar in vehicles.

October 25, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Plus Showcases ‘Driver-In’ Automated System

SAN DIEGO — Self-driving truck developer Plus provided industry executives a firsthand look at its “driver-in” automated driving system in action at American Trucking Associations’ 2022 Management Conference & Exhibition.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 22, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Driverless Car Development Taking Longer Than Anticipated

Autonomous vehicle companies and suppliers have collectively spent around $75 billion developing self-driving technology, with scant sign of meaningful revenue emerging from robocar services.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
October 21, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Waymo’s Self-Driving Taxi Service Expands to L.A.

Waymo, Alphabet Inc.’s driverless vehicle unit, plans to expand its robotaxi service to Los Angeles, the third region where it will be offered.

Julia Love and Davey Alba | Bloomberg News
October 19, 2022
Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

11 More Crash Deaths Are Linked to Automated-Tech Vehicles

Eleven additional people were killed in U.S. crashes involving vehicles that were using automated driving systems during a four-month period earlier in 2022, according to newly released government data.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
October 18, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Kodiak, Ikea Partner on Autonomous Freight Delivery Pilot

Kodiak Robotics Inc. has started piloting autonomous freight deliveries in Texas in cooperation with Ikea Supply Chain Operations, the companies announced Oct. 18.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 18, 2022
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
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