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Robots Are Hurting Pay, Fed Study Finds

Robots Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Automation has “contributed substantially” to reducing the portion of national income that goes to U.S. workers over the past two decades, according to a new study by economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Simon Kennedy | Bloomberg News
October 1, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Ford to Begin Autonomous Vehicle Testing in Texas

Ford Logo Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News

Ford Motor Co. will begin testing self-driving cars in Austin, Texas. The automaker said Sept. 25 it will begin testing there in November, when hybrid Ford Fusions equipped with hardware and software developed by self-driving partner Argo AI will hit Austin roads.

Ian Thibodeau | The Detroit News
September 30, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Hyundai to Start Mass Production of Driverless Cars in 2024

Hyundai vehicle SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg News

South Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor Group will start mass production of self-driving cars within the next five years, said Chung Euisun, the heir to the auto giant, as he made a hefty investment in a joint venture the company established with Aptiv on Sept. 23.

Cho Chung-Un | Asia News Network
September 30, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Geotab Launches Torque Labs to Support Startups

Geotab building Geotab

Geotab announced the launch of Torque Labs, which is intended to accelerate the internet of things industry by providing funds and access to other resources for startups developing innovative technologies for transportation and smart cities.

September 30, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous, TCA

Bollinger Introduces Electric Trucks

Bollinger B1 Bollinger B1 SUV by Bollinger Motors

Bollinger Motors debuted its four-door, all-electric SUV and pickup trucks.

Henry Payne | The Detroit News
September 27, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Uber to Cut 300 Jobs in Bay Area

Uber logo Carlos Jasso/Reuters

Uber Technologies has chopped 300 jobs in the Bay Area, including hundreds in San Francisco and dozens in Palo Alto, a state government filing shows.

George Avalos | The Cupertino (Calif.) Courier
September 27, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

DeFazio: House Transportation Panel Likely to Take Up Highway Bill Early Next Year

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D.-Ore) Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) questions witnesses during a recent House Transportation and Infrastructure hearing. (House Transportation & Infrastructure via YouTube)

WASHINGTON — The transportation committee in the U.S. House of Representatives is likely to consider a long-awaited highway bill early next year, Rep. Peter DeFazio, the chamber’s top transportation policymaker, said in an exclusive interview with Transport Topics.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 26, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Embark to Open Transfer Hubs to Shift Freight to Self-Driving Trucks

Aerial of Embark truck and logo Embark Trucks

Self-driving trucking startup Embark Trucks announced it will open two transfer hubs to switch freight to its automated trucks.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
September 25, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

Experts Advocate Infrastructure Funding, Reforms at House Hearing

Truck and car in floodwater Experts say infrastructure projects should be weather resilient. (C.H. Robinson)

Significant upgrades of freight and commuter corridors would vastly improve motorists’ quality of life and regional commerce, a panel of infrastructure experts told a congressional panel Sept. 25.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 25, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Navistar Takes New Path Toward Market Gains

Navistar headquarters Navistar headquarters in Lisle, Ill. (Navistar)

LISLE, Ill. — Navistar International Corp. announced it is pushing into 2020 with plans for a new truck plant, electric trucks and a Class 8 with a Level 2 option, and it will place greater reliance on a single vehicle platform to optimize R&D, parts and tooling.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
September 24, 2019