Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

AI Poised to Impact High-Skill US Jobs, Including Finance

Robot arm A robot arm ready to go. (Getty Images)

Artificial intelligence is coming for America’s high-paid professions as it creates winners and losers across the labor market like never before.

Jeff Kearns | Bloomberg News
November 20, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Automation Debate Across Trucking Industry Lingers, Lawmakers Say

Josh Resnik, Trey Hollingsworth, Henry Cuellar Moderator Josh Resnik (from left), Hollingsworth and Cuellar by Eugene Mulero/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Federal policymakers seek to reassure truckers about their future in the labor force as they acknowledge the need to adapt to a new landscape amid advancements in automation.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 20, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, TCA

As L.A. Ports Automate, Some Workers Are Cheering On Robots

A Maersk ship unloads containers at the Port of Lost Angeles

The arrival of robots at the Port of Los Angeles is exposing a stark economic divide between two sets of Southern California workers.

Margot Roosevelt | Los Angeles Times
November 7, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

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
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

FMCSA, NHTSA Extend Comment Window on Automated Driving Systems

Automated Driving Systems Daimler

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are extending the public comment period meant to gather input on automated driving systems.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 29, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Kroger Goes Full Robot to Take On Amazon With Ocado

A customer order crate travels along a conveyor belt at the Ocado Group Plc distribution center in the United Kingdom. A customer order crate travels along a conveyor belt at the Ocado Group Plc distribution center in Dordon, U.K., on Dec. 16, 2016. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News)

Kroger has unleashed a flurry of initiatives to ensure it won’t get thumped in a post-Amazon-buying-Whole-Foods world, but its biggest gamble is a partnership with British online grocer Ocado Group to build as many as 20 automated grocery warehouses in the United States.

Sarah Halzack | Bloomberg Opinion
July 22, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

New, More Agile Robots Speed Takeover of Jobs From Humans

Robots Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg News

Robots that can see, learn and grip different items are advancing quickly into the retail, food-and-beverage, and consumer-packaged-good industries. While deliveries of robots to the U.S. auto industry fell 12% last year, shipments to food and consumer-product companies soared 48%.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
July 12, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

UPS Sees Payoff From $20 Billion Tech Bet, but Investors Remain Wary

UPS Kim Raff/Bloomberg News

UPS Inc. is counting on algorithms you can’t see to prove that investors were wrong to doubt its three-year, $20 billion technological makeover. It’s all part of CEO David Abney’s bet on squeezing out costs and becoming more nimble as UPS adjusts to surging e-commerce deliveries.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
April 23, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, Editorial

Editorial: The Human Element for Automated Technology

Across three industry events in the span of just a few days last week, the evolution of automated driving was front and center, with everyone from government leaders to technology innovators looking ahead to how — and at what pace — automation might someday reshape the trucking industry.

February 28, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Robotic Vehicles, Loading Zone Updates Seen as Tools for Final-Mile Delivery

An autonomous parcel delivery robot, developed by Starship Technologies. An autonomous parcel delivery robot, by Starship Technologies. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News)

WASHINGTON — More freight is moving and e-commerce is booming, but there is a finite amount of urban space for road use and parking for delivery vehicles. It’s a problem known as the final mile, and it’s especially profound in cities.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 15, 2019