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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
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

ATRI Calls on Feds to Step Up AV Policy Efforts

Autonomous concept Autonomous truck concept by Getty Images

The federal government needs to do more to establish a comprehensive policy regarding autonomous vehicle technology in the trucking industry, according to the latest research from the American Transportation Research Institute.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 14, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

BMW, Daimler’s Self-Driving Venture May Attract Fiat Chrysler

BMW, Daimler A Mercedes-Benz V-Class van stands parked during a Daimler autonomous driving and artificial intelligence demonstration. (Michaela Handrek-Rehle/Bloomberg News)

BMW AG and Daimler AG’s self-driving car venture may attract more partners, with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV a front-runner to get on board at a time when the German automakers are working to select suppliers by the end of the year.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
January 14, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Waymo Sees Human Drivers in Autonomous Cars for Foreseeable Future

Waymo A Waymo Chrysler Pacifica autonomous vehicle. (Caitlin O'Hara/Bloomberg News via Getty Images)

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo took a big step forward last fall when it began ferrying riders around the Phoenix area in robotaxis without human safety drivers. Humans have been behind the wheel for almost all of the 20 million miles of testing the company says it has completed on public roads.

January 13, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

Drone Deliveries Begin a Slow Takeoff

Wing drone FedEx Corp.

Aerial drones are emerging as a way to help solve challenges associated with last-mile deliveries in a number of conditions and environments.

B. Cameron Gain | Special to Transport Topics
January 13, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Qualcomm Moves Toward Self-Driving Vehicle Tech

Qualcomm A rendering of Qualcomm's self-driving technology. (Qualcomm via YouTube)

SAN DIEGO — After years of supplying Bluetooth and cellular connectivity to automakers, Qualcomm is pivoting toward safety with its new Snapdragon Ride platform, which aims to bring advanced driver assistance features such as automated parking, lane monitoring and highway autopilot to vehicles as soon as 2023.

Mike Freeman | The San Diego Union-Tribune
January 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Kenworth, Peterbilt Exhibit Electric Models at CES

Paccar and Peterbilt lineup at CES Battery-electric and automated trucks from Kenworth and Peterbilt by Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics

LAS VEGAS — Kenworth Truck Co. and Peterbilt Motors Co. highlighted their investments in commercial vehicle electrification by exhibiting a pair of battery-electric truck models at CES.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
January 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

CES Exhibitors Envision Electric, Automated Future for Trucking

Exhibit hall floor at CES 2020 CES 2020 attendees peruse the exhibits at the massive technology show in Las Vegas. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

LAS VEGAS — Trucking industry innovators presented their visions for the future of freight here at CES 2020, showcasing technologies ranging from electric-powered trucks and automated driving systems to final-mile software and cybersecurity enhancements.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
January 9, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

DOT Unveils Updated AV Guidance at CES 2020

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao at CES 2020 U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announces the guidelines for AV 4.0 at CES 2020 in Las Vegas on Jan. 8. (CES)

The Department of Transportation has released AV 4.0, which serves as the agency’s policy update of autonomous vehicle technology guidelines.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 8, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Top 100

Walmart Recruits Robots in Online Grocery Battle With Amazon

Walmart's Alphabot Walmart Inc.

Walmart has unveiled the Alphabot, an automated, 20,000-square-foot warehouse that could make its grocery pickup service faster and more efficient.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
January 8, 2020

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