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Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Volvo Taps Nils Jaeger to Lead Autonomous Unit

Volvo grille Justin Ide/Bloomberg

Volvo Group appointed Nils Jaeger president of its new autonomous solutions business unit.

December 20, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Volvo Sells UD Trucks Unit to Isuzu for $2.3 Billion

 Quon model from UD Trucks Quon model by UD Trucks

Volvo Group agreed to sell its UD Trucks unit to Isuzu Motors Ltd. for about $2.3 billion and announced plans to forge a strategic alliance with its Japanese rival, the latest sign of consolidation in the global automotive industry.

Shiho Takezawa | Bloomberg News
December 18, 2019
Government, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

North Carolina Pays Researchers to Prep for Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous concept Autonomous concept by Getty Images

Teams of researchers based at three state universities will spend the next three years developing ways to help North Carolina prepare for autonomous vehicles and other new transportation technologies.

Richard Stradling | The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)
December 18, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Fiat Chrysler, Peugeot Sign Deal for 50-50 Merger

Fiat logo on vehicle Antonio Calanni/AP

MILAN — The boards of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Peugeot on Dec. 18 signed a binding merger deal creating the world’s fourth-largest automaker with the scale to confront the challenges of stricter emissions regulations and the transition to new driving technologies.

December 18, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

TuSimple Reports Its Autonomous Trucks Reduce Fuel Consumption

TuSimple A TuSimple truck. (TuSimple)

Self-driving truck company TuSimple announced its autonomous technology reduced fuel consumption for trips by its prototype heavy-duty trucks by at least 10% compared with manually driven trucks.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 18, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Tesla Zealotry on Street Fades as Focus Shifts to Fundamentals

Tesla Musk via Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

The perpetual war between Tesla Inc.’s bears and bulls may finally be simmering down.

Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
December 13, 2019
Government, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Autonomous, New Technology Merit NTSB’s Attention, Nominee Tells Senate Panel

Nominee Thomas Chapman Nominee Thomas Chapman addresses the Senate Commerce Committee. (

The National Transportation Safety Board needs to ensure technical skills are available and staff expertise is maintained to address concerns related to autonomous vehicles and new technology, nominee Thomas Chapman told a Senate panel Dec. 11.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 13, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

California Considers Requiring Zero-Emission Truck Sales

Traffic on SF-Oakland Bay Bridge Traffic on Interstate 80 across the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in San Francisco. (Ben Margot/AP)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The country’s most populous state could become the first to require a portion of new truck sales be electric or “zero emission” vehicles as California grapples with how to clean up its worst-in-the nation air quality.

Adam Beam | Associated Press
December 13, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, TCA

Ford Adding to Austin Self-Driving Car Operation

Ford Self-Driving Car Operation One of the test vehicles from Argo AI and Ford in Pittsburgh. (Keith Srakocic/Associated Press)

Ford Motor Co. is adding to its self-driving car testing operation in Austin, Texas, saying Dec. 11 it has secured two pieces of real estate that will be central to the project.

Hojun Choi | Austin (Texas) American-Statesman
December 12, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

As Deliveries Grow in NYC, So Do Tensions With Tech

Robo by FedEx Roxo by FedEx

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio dislikes autonomous delivery robots and he is not shy about saying so, even as the city’s planners and trucking officials work together on ways to deliver much more freight to the nation’s largest city.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
December 12, 2019