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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, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Mobileye CEO Shashua Expects Growth in Self-Driving Adoption

Amnon Shashua, co-founder and CEO of Mobileye, sees self-driving technology moving ahead over the next few years, allowing for more widespread adoption of the functionality.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
February 12, 2024
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, For-Hire

Trucking Executives Cite Opportunities for AI Adoption

LAS VEGAS — Artificial intelligence promises to unlock greater efficiency in the freight transportation industry, but implementing AI functions is not without its challenges.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features and Multimedia
February 8, 2024
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Global Freight, TCA

Cincinnati Airport Deploys Autonomous Baggage Handling EVs

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is using devices known as Auto-DollyTugs, electric autonomous vehicles complete with “robotic arms,” to handle baggage and cargo.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
February 6, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Tesla Issues Another Wide Recall to Fix Warning Light Size

DETROIT — Tesla is recalling nearly all of the vehicles it has sold in the U.S. because some warning lights on the instrument panel are too small.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
February 2, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

NHTSA Capable of Regulating High-Tech Vehicles, Carlson Says

Outgoing NHTSA Administrator Ann Carlson discussed issues surrounding changing technologies, including Tesla's Autopilot, Cruise robotaxis and ARC Automotive's air bag inflators.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
January 30, 2024
Business, Technology, Autonomous

GM’s Net Income Rose 12% in 2023 Despite Costly Strike

DETROIT — General Motors’ net income rose 12% last year despite losing more than $1 billion when many of its plants were shut down by a six-week autoworkers’ strike.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
January 30, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Justice Department Inquiring Into Cruise Collision Fiasco

SAN FRANCISCO — General Motors is facing a U.S. Justice Department investigation into a collision that critically injured a pedestrian and derailed its self-driving car ambitions.

Michael Liedtke | Associated Press
January 26, 2024
Business, Technology, Autonomous, For-Hire, Private

Kodiak Opens Truck Port at Ryder Facility in Houston

Kodiak Robotics opened a second truck port for its autonomous semis at a Ryder System Inc. fleet maintenance facility in Houston, the companies said Jan. 23.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
January 25, 2024
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
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