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Public Comment Period for USDOT Technology Council Ends Jan. 10

U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters in Washington U.S. Department of Transportation

The public has until Jan. 10 to offer feedback to the U.S. Department of Transportation regarding its Non-Traditional and Emerging Transportation Technology Council.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 7, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

White House Proposes Guidelines for Regulating AI Use, Including in Transportation

sculpture of AI A metal head made of motor parts symbolizes AI at the Essen Motor Show in Essen, Germany, in November 2019. (Martin Meissner/AP)

The Trump administration is proposing new rules to guide future federal regulation of artificial intelligence used in medicine, transportation and other industries.

Matt O’Brien | The Associated Press
January 7, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Three Crashes, Three Deaths Raise Questions About Tesla’s Autopilot

Tesla Autopilot A Tesla car with the autopilot feature engaged. (Christopher Goodney/Bloomberg News)

DETROIT — Three crashes involving Teslas that killed three people have increased scrutiny of the company’s Autopilot driving system just months before CEO Elon Musk has planned to put fully self-driving cars on the streets.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
January 3, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla 2019 Sales Hit Goals, Rise Over 50% From Previous Year

Tesla Model X Tesla Model X by David Zalubowski/Associated Press

DETROIT — Tesla Inc.’s global deliveries rose more than 50% last year, meaning the company surpassed the low end of its sales goals for 2019.

January 3, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

California DMV OKs Light-Duty Autonomous Delivery Vehicles

Interstate 5 in San Diego County, Calif. Interstate 5 in northern San Diego County, Calif. The state's DMV approved the testing and commercial use of autonomous delivery vehicles on public roads. (Getty Images)

California has authorized the testing and commercial use of light-duty autonomous delivery vehicles on public roads.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 2, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber’s Travis Kalanick to Leave Board to Focus on New Business

Kalanick Kalanick via Scott Eells/Bloomberg News

Uber Technologies Inc.’s former Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick is stepping down from the board, severing his last ties to the company he co-founded a decade ago and helped become one of the world’s most valuable, and controversial, startups.

Lizette Chapman | Bloomberg News
December 27, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous

Drones Need Tracking Network for Expanded Flights, FAA Says

drones An Amazon drone. (Amazon.com)

All but the smallest civilian drones would have to broadcast radio tracking data to ensure greater safety and prevent terrorism under a sweeping proposal unveiled by U.S. regulators Dec. 26.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
December 27, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Electric-Truck Maker Rivian Raises $1.3 Billion in New Funding

Rivian vehicle Rivian R1T electric pickup truck by Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Rivian Automotive Inc., the electric truck maker already backed by Amazon.com and Ford Motor Co., raised another $1.3 billion from investors led by T. Rowe Price to support the rollout of its debut vehicles next year.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
December 23, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla Tops Elon Musk’s $420 Milestone for First Time

Elon Musk Elon Musk by Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

Tesla Inc. climbed above $420 for the first time Dec. 23 as fresh financing arranged from banks in China added to optimism supporting a monthslong rally.

Catherine Larkin | Bloomberg News
December 23, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

2019: Hours-of-Service Rule, ELDs and Roads Dominated Political, Regulatory Concerns

2019 John Sommers II for Transport Topics

For the trucking industry, 2019 was a year of transition, replete with regulatory victories and disappointments.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
December 20, 2019

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