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Navistar, Nauto Announce Distribution Agreement

Navistar Nam Y. Huh/Associated Press

Nauto, a provider of AI-based vehicle safety technology, and Navistar International Corp. announced a distribution agreement to make Nauto’s predictive-AI vehicle camera system available for new fleet vehicle purchases or as an upgrade for existing fleet vehicles throughout International Truck’s network of nearly 1,000 dealers.

February 18, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Tesla Braking Issue Spurs Second NHTSA Probe Related to Autopilot

Tesla Braking Issue Spurs Second NHTSA Probe Related to Autopilot A Tesla Model 3 travels on a road in Rocklin, Calif. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating complaints of Tesla Inc. cars with Autopilot driver assist that suddenly brake at high speeds, the latest in a string of confrontations between the company and safety regulators.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
February 17, 2022
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Aurora Reports 2021 Results, Plans to Expand in 2022

Aurora Aurora's fleet. (Aurora Innovation Inc.)

Self-driving transportation company Aurora Innovation Inc. on Feb. 16 announced that its fourth-quarter and full-year losses widened, but also said that its available cash soared in the wake of becoming a public company late last year.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
February 17, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 50

Waymo to Haul Freight for C.H. Robinson in Texas Tests

A Waymo Via autonomous truck Waymo Via will use its test fleet of self-driving Class 8 tractors to haul freight between Dallas and Houston for C.H. Robinson customers. (Waymo)

Logistics giant C.H. Robinson is collaborating with Waymo to introduce autonomous trucks into its freight network, starting with multiple pilots in Texas.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 16, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

US OKs New Headlights That Won’t Blind Oncoming Drivers

Headlights from morning commuters can be seen through blowing snow Headlights from morning commuters seen through blowing snow along Highway 441 in Appleton, Wis. (Danny Damiani/The Post-Crescent via Associated Press)

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is about to allow new high-tech headlights that can automatically tailor beams so they focus on dark areas of the road and don’t create glare for oncoming drivers.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
February 15, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Alphabet’s Wing Elevates Adam Woodworth to CEO

An Alphabet Inc. Google X Project Wing delivery drone flies during a demonstration at Virginia Tech An Alphabet Inc. Google X Project Wing delivery drone flies during a demonstration at Virginia Tech. (Charles Mostoller/Bloomberg News)

Alphabet Inc.’s Wing unit elevated its leading technology official to head the company as it seeks to rapidly expand its drone delivery operations, including in the Dallas suburbs.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
February 15, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Elon Musk Donated $5.7 Billion of Tesla Shares to Charity

Musk Musk at a past event. (John Raoux/Associated Press)

Elon Musk gifted almost $6 billion worth of Tesla Inc. stock to charity late last year in one of the largest philanthropic donations in history.

February 15, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Baidu’s Self-Driving Vehicles Take a Turn With Olympics Showcase

Baidu Baidu's Apollo robotaxis in action. (Baidu via PR Newswire)

The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing promised another big opportunity for autonomous vehicle testing in a real-world situation, this time in vehicles made by one of China’s biggest technology companies, Baidu.

Andrew Grant | Bloomberg News
February 15, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

U.S. Xpress Looks to Integrate Aurora Self-Driving Tech

U.S. Xpress; Aurora Left: U.S. Xpress trailer (U.S. Xpress Enterprises); Right: A trailer with Aurora's logo (Aurora)

U.S. Xpress will collaborate with autonomous driving technology company Aurora Innovation to explore the deployment of self-driving trucks within the motor carrier’s network.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
February 14, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous

After ‘Driver-Out’ Milestone, TuSimple CEO Cheng Lu Outlines Vision for Autonomous Trucking

TuSimple TuSimple illustrates where its trucks are currently operating. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

LAS VEGAS — When TuSimple completed its first “driver-out” autonomous truck run in December, it marked a significant step toward a commercial launch of the company’s driverless truck technology.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 11, 2022

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