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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’s Wall Street Fans Turn Squeamish as EV Turmoil Mounts

Tesla Inc.’s support among Wall Street bulls is weakening with the lowest percentage of analysts since April 2021 recommending that investors buy the stock.

Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
March 8, 2024
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Rivian Puts Georgia Factory Plans on Pause

Rivian Automotive is pausing plans to build a new multibillion-dollar factory in Georgia, an abrupt reversal aimed at cutting costs while the company prepares to launch a cheaper electric vehicle.

Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
March 7, 2024
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Orlando’s Self-Driving Shuttle Restarts

Sidelined for four months following a crash, Orlando’s self-driving bus downtown planned a restart of its test runs March 5.

Ryan Gillespie | Orlando Sentinel
March 5, 2024
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Intangles Introduces AI-Enabled DPF Monitoring

NEW ORLEANS — Intangles has introduced a new feature that informs fleets on the quality of diesel particulate filter regeneration to optimize fuel efficiency and engine performance.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 4, 2024
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Waymo Granted OK to Expand Service in California

SAN FRANCISCO — California regulators on March 1 authorized Waymo to expand services of its fleet of robotaxis into Los Angeles and to cities on the peninsula south of San Francisco.

March 3, 2024
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Kodiak Transports Refrigerated Freight for Martin-Brower

Kodiak Robotics’ autonomous semis are carrying loads for logistics group Martin-Brower Co. on routes between Dallas and Oklahoma City, the companies said Feb. 29.

March 1, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

TMC Sessions to Highlight Vehicle Spec’ing

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council is set to explore the importance of proper spec’ing during its annual conference starting March 4.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 28, 2024
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Apple Cancels Work on Autonomous Electric Car

Apple Inc. is ending a decadelong effort to build an electric car, according to people with knowledge of the matter, abandoning one of the most ambitious projects in company history.

Mark Gurman | Bloomberg News
February 27, 2024
Government, Technology, Autonomous

House Launches AI Task Force

To assist policy panels with an in-depth understanding of artificial intelligence technology, House leaders recently created a bipartisan task force.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 26, 2024
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Private, Global Freight

Investors Flee Tumbling EV Upstarts

Investors have all but thrown in the towel on shares of EV startups Rivian Automotive and Lucid Group. 

Esha Day | Bloomberg News
February 26, 2024