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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, Logistics, Autonomous

Ryder Spotlights Investments in E-Commerce at CES

LAS VEGAS — While many of the exhibits at CES 2023 focused on next-level vehicle technologies, some other companies highlighted their efforts to enhance supply chains in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and meet the ever-increasing demand for home delivery of products ordered online.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
January 8, 2023

TT Podcasts: RoadSigns Archive

How can autonomous trucks fit into the freight transportation industry? Host Seth Clevenger chats with Waabi's Vivian Sun and's Jan Becker.

Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Advances in Autonomous Trucking Stand Out at CES

LAS VEGAS — Advances in the development of autonomous trucks highlighted a heavy focus on commercial vehicles and supply chain technologies at CES 2023.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
January 6, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Torc Announces Collaboration With Foretellix

Torc Robotics, an independent subsidiary of Daimler Truck AG, announced a multiyear strategic collaboration with Foretellix, a provider of verification and validation solutions for automated driving systems, intended to reduce development costs and accelerate time-to-market.

January 4, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Aurora Driver Beta 5.0 Released

Aurora Innovation Inc. has released Aurora Driver Beta 5.0, the latest version of its integrated hardware and autonomy system, to its autonomous trucking fleet in Texas.

December 28, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

California Bill Says Tesla Can’t Call Cars ‘Full Self-Driving’

Starting in 2023, Tesla will effectively be banned from advertising its vehicles as Full Self-Driving in California under a new law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Ricardo Cano | San Francisco Chronicle
December 28, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

NHTSA Investigates Automated Driving System Use in Two Tesla Crashes

The U.S. government’s highway safety agency said Dec. 22 it will send teams to investigate two November crashes in California and Ohio involving Teslas that may have been operating on automated driving systems.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
December 22, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

GM’s Cruise Expands Robotaxi Service Despite Federal Safety Probe

General Motors Co.’s Cruise unit started offering rides with its self-driving taxi business in two more cities, expanding beyond San Francisco with cars now operating in Phoenix and in Austin, Texas.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
December 22, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Hong Kong Airport’s Robobus Offers Glimpse of Driverless Future

Hong Kong International Airport says it’s ready to use driverless buses, confident it can shuttle passengers around the aerodrome starting next year after extensive trials years in the making.

Danny Lee | Bloomberg News
December 22, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Magna to Buy Veoneer Driver-Assistance Unit for $1.5 Billion

Magna International Inc. has agreed to buy a driver-assistance unit from SSW Partners for about $1.5 billion following a drawn-out battle to control previous parent Veoneer Inc.

Elisabeth Behrmann | Bloomberg News
December 20, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

NHTSA to Investigate GM’s Cruise Robotaxi for Braking Issues

U.S. safety regulators are investigating reports that autonomous robotaxis run by General Motors’ Cruise can stop too quickly or unexpectedly quit moving, potentially stranding passengers.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
December 16, 2022