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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, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla Q4 Earnings Fall Short of Analyst Estimates

DETROIT — Tesla’s net income more than doubled last quarter thanks to a one-time tax benefit, but it warned of “notably lower” sales growth this year.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
January 24, 2024

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Business, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Volvo Unveils Redesigned Flagship Class 8 VNL Tractor

Volvo Trucks North America launched a revamp of its flagship over-the-road Class 8 VNL tractor Jan. 23, the first major overhaul since a 2017 redesign.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
January 23, 2024
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

AI, Analytics, Automation Drive the Development of TMS

Transportation management systems have evolved to provide real-time data and advanced analytics to improve freight visibility and fleet decision-making.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
January 19, 2024
Technology, Autonomous

60 Seconds: Autonomous Upgrades on Show at CES

Industry collaboration sets the stage for large-scale commercialization of self driving trucks in the coming years.

January 16, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Autonomous Trucks Show Progress at CES

LAS VEGAS — The pathway toward large-scale commercialization of self-driving trucks became clearer at CES 2024 as tech startups unveiled upgrades to their autonomous driving systems.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features and Multimedia
January 11, 2024
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Private

Walmart Expands Rollout of Generative AI Search on App

Walmart Inc. opened up access to a generative artificial intelligence tool that allows shoppers to search for products by specific use cases rather than look up one item at a time.

Ed Ludlow and Jaewon Kang | Bloomberg News
January 10, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Kodiak Unveils Driverless-Ready Semi Ahead of Dallas Debut

Kodiak Robotics introduced what it billed as the world’s first driverless-ready semi-truck designed for scaled deployment at CES in Las Vegas this week.

Amber Gaudet | The Dallas Morning News
January 9, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Lidar Maker Aeva Wins Multiyear Contract for Daimler Trucks

Aeva Technologies Inc. has won a multiyear contract to supply Daimler Truck Holding AG with technology to help advance autonomous driving on highways.

January 9, 2024
Government, Technology, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

TRB Unveils Critical Issues Report

WASHINGTON — A guiding document outlining issues deemed highly important across transportation modes was unveiled for the annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 8, 2024

Autonomous Trucks Reshaping the Freight Industry

Autonomous trucking, once regarded as the stuff of science fiction, is gradually moving closer to viability in real-world freight operations after years of investment, development and on-road testing.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features and Multimedia
January 5, 2024