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BYD Places Yard Tractors With PepsiCo

BYD yard truck A BYD yard truck by BYD Motors Inc.

BYD Motors Inc. announced three of its 8Y battery-electric yard trucks will be deployed by PepsiCo Inc.’s Modesto Frito-Lay facility as part of a state project designed to showcase economically and environmentally sustainable warehousing and distribution technology.

October 15, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

South Korea Speeds Up Plans for Autonomous, Electric and Flying Cars

Charging an EV A man attaches a charging plug to a Chevrolet Volt hybrid electric vehicle at a charging station in Jeju, South Korea. (SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg)

South Korea unveiled plans to speed up the adoption of electric cars, self-driving vehicles and even flying automobiles in the coming years to help revive a sagging economy.

Kyunghee Park | Bloomberg News
October 15, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Trucking Takes on Emerging Challenges

New ATA Chairman Randy Guillot and ATA President Chris Spear New ATA Chairman Randy Guillot speaks at Management Conference & Exhibition's closing press conference as ATA President Chris Spear looks on. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

SAN DIEGO — Trucking leaders discussed how potential changes to federal regulations and international trade policy may soon affect the industry during American Trucking Associations’ 86th annual Management Conference & Exhibition, held from Oct. 5-8.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 10, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Volvo Marks Major Anniversaries of Connected Technology, Accident Research

Volvo Accident Research Team 2019 marks 50 years since the start of Volvo Trucks’ Accident Research Team. (Volvo Truck Corp.)

Volvo Group celebrated a milestone in the number of connected vehicles sold to customers over the past 25 years, while its truck unit, Volvo Trucks, celebrated its 50th anniversary of performing accident reconstruction and analysis.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 7, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

FMCSA’s Martinez Announces Driver Assistance Systems Project at MCE

FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez says that the industry partners will lead outreach and education efforts to promote the benefits of ADAS. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

SAN DIEGO — Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Ray Martinez announced the launch of a project to promote advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) on Oct. 5. The initiative was unveiled at American Trucking Associations' Management Conference & Exhibition.

Eleanor Lamb and Eric Miller | Staff Reporters
October 5, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Anheuser-Busch to Deploy 21 BYD Electric Trucks

Anheuser-Busch battery-electric truck A BYD battery-electric truck for Anheuser-Busch. (Anheuser-Busch)

Beverage company Anheuser-Busch announced it will deploy 21 Class 8 battery-electric trucks in its California fleet as part of a state project to showcase economically and environmentally sustainable warehousing and distribution technology.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 4, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

Technology Should Be Majority Player in Supply Chain, Coyote Says

Coyote Logistics sign Coyote Logistics

Supply chain managers should give AI and other technologies 60% of tasks, according to a recent report by Coyote Logistics, a UPS Inc. subsidiary based in Chicago.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 3, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Tesla’s Summon-Your-Car Feature Spurs Safety Inquiry

Tesla Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg News

The top U.S. road-safety regulator is gathering information about a Tesla Inc. feature that allows customers to remotely call for their car to pick them up.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
October 3, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Autonomous, Electric Infrastructure Will Expand With Demand, Experts Say

 Rick Mihelic, director of future technologies studies at the North American Council for Freight Efficiency Rick Mihelic is the director of future technologies studies at the North American Council for Freight Efficiency. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

DALLAS — Infrastructure required for autonomous and electric vehicles will follow demand for such products, according to technology experts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 2, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Stakeholders Keep Pushing for Congressional Action on AVs

 Huei Peng and Ron Thaniel Huei Peng (left) and Ron Thaniel via YouTube

The absence of autonomous vehicles legislation before congressional committees has not discouraged industry stakeholders from continuing to insist lawmakers establish a set of federal policies for the technology.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 1, 2019

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