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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

Locomation to Begin Runs With Oklahoma Carrier

Autonomous truck developer Locomation announced an eight-year agreement with El Reno, Okla.-based Stevens Trucking Co. to provide the carrier with its human-guided Level 2 autonomous relay convoy turnkey system.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 31, 2022

TT Podcasts: RoadSigns

Host Seth Clevenger chats with autonomous vehicle pioneer Don Burnette about the pros and cons of driverless cars and trucks. Third of a three-part series on autonomous vehicles.

Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, TCA

Autonomous Truck Firm Gatik to Begin Deliveries in Dallas

Gatik, a California-based autonomous trucking company, will begin a Dallas route in partnership with century-old business equipment firm Pitney Bowes.

Alexandra Skores | The Dallas Morning News
August 31, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Private

Private Fleets, Shippers Harness Digitization to Improve Operations

CHICAGO — The growing adoption of information technology in the transportation industry is creating new opportunities for shippers and private fleets to enhance logistics planning and improve the driver experience.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 26, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Private, TCA

Walmart Drone Delivery Service DroneUp Expands

DroneUp, the sole drone partner of Walmart, announced plans to expand its headquarters and establish a research and training facility outside Petersburg, Va., creating 655 new jobs.

Trevor Metcalfe | The Virginian-Pilot
August 24, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Daimler, Waymo Partner on Autonomous Test in Texas

Waymo will soon begin on-highway testing of self-driving Freightliner Cascadia models equipped with redundant systems and components designed to eventually support unmanned operation.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 24, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Musk Doesn’t Want to Hear Complaints About Driving System

Elon Musk doesn’t want to hear complaints from customers trying out the driver-assistance system that Tesla Inc. plans to start charging $15,000 for in the coming weeks.

Craig Trudell | Bloomberg News
August 24, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, Private

Pilot, Kodiak Partner on Autonomous Truck Services

Travel center operator Pilot Co. and automated technology firm Kodiak Robotics on Aug. 23 announced formation of a partnership under which the companies will collaboratively develop autonomous truck services at Pilot and Flying J travel centers across North America.

August 23, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

House Transportation Leaders Eye FCC’s 5.9 GHz Spectrum

U.S. House Transportation leaders recently pressed the Federal Communications Commission to open access to a band of communications spectrum set aside for safety operations for transportation entities.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 22, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Rivian Cancels Least Expensive Version of Electric Pickup Truck

Rivian Automotive Inc. eliminated the least expensive trim of its R1T electric pickup truck, the company confirmed via email, effectively raising the price of its entry-level model.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
August 19, 2022
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Tesla Autopilot Probe Casts Eye on Role of In-Car Camera

U.S. auto safety regulators are scrutinizing Tesla Inc.’s in-car camera systems as part of a recently expanded investigation into whether the company’s automated driving technology is defective.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
August 18, 2022