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Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Opportunity Exists for Advancing Autonomous Vehicles Bill This Congress, Sen. John Thune Says

Autonomous Vehicles Bill Thune (Zach Gibson/Bloomberg News)

Legislation aimed at popularizing the use of autonomous vehicles in commercial and commuter settings is gaining supporters in the Senate, signaling its consideration possibly as early as this spring.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 21, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Autonomous Trucking Still Distant

Autonomous Trucking Steve Banker (Jim Stinson/Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — The future of autonomous trucks is further down the road than people believe, but final-mile delivery by robots is closer to larger use, said Steve Banker of ARC Advisory Group, giving his assessment of future disruption at the SMC3 Jump Start conference.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 30, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Presence of Autonomous Vehicles Felt in US

Autonomous Vehicles A Nuro vehicle. (Nuro via Facebook)

WASHINGTON — Technology is changing the transportation landscape as freight carriers move toward self-driving vehicles and public officials look for new ways to develop infrastructure and prepare for what could be a major shift in traffic patterns and driving behavior.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
January 17, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Jan. 14: The Transportation Industry's Big 12

Graphic of TRB's Top 12 issues for policymakers 2019 Debra Devine/Transport Topics

Organizers for this year's gathering of the Transportation Research Board in Washington have come up with a list of a dozen topic areas that policymakers need to address to ensure a sustainable transportation network.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 15, 2019
Government, Business, Autonomous

Uber Puts First Self-Driving Car Back on the Road Since Death

An Uber self-driving car Uber’s modified Volvo XC90 sport-utility vehicle. (Uber)

Uber Technologies Inc., which halted its self-driving car program after the death of a pedestrian in March, resumed testing of self-driving cars on public roads in Pittsburgh on Dec. 20, the company said.

Eric Newcomer | Bloomberg News
December 22, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Opinion

Opinion: Picking a Path for Autonomous Data

Artificial intelligence and automation could someday disrupt major sectors of the global economy, including trucking. While much is said about how automated operation could help mitigate the driver shortage, many developmental challenges remain before wide deployment of Class 8 trucks can be realized.

Ronny Cohen | Co-Founder and CEO, VAYAVISION
December 18, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Volvo Launches Transport Service Using Fully Autonomous Trucks

A Volvo FH works a quarry Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks announced it has signed a “landmark” agreement in Norway with mining company Bronnoy Kalk AS that calls for the truck maker to haul commercial loads of quarried limestone across mine property using six fully autonomous heavy-duty trucks.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

New Autonomous Trucking Company Ike Aims to Bring ‘Some Patience’ to Field

New Autonomous Trucking Company Ike co-founders Woodrow (left), Sun and van den Berg. (Ike)

Ike, the latest company to emerge from stealth in the autonomous trucking world, wants to take a sober approach to developing the technology.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
October 23, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

China Targets Silicon Valley for Driverless Technology

Driverless Technology Baidu Inc.'s autonomous car. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

China’s homegrown search giant, much like its U.S. counterpart, has a division focused entirely on driverless vehicles. And just like its rival, Google-born Waymo, both efforts are based in Silicon Valley.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
September 24, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

I-5 in Washington, Oregon Best Route to Deploy Self-Driving Semis, Report Says

I-5 South near Everett, Wash. I-5 South near Everett, Wash. A new report rates the I-5 corridor the most productive for self-driving trucks. (Getty Images)

Of all the freeways in the United States, the most productive corridor for self-driving trucks appears to be Interstate 5 through Washington and Oregon, according to a report released this week by the Kirkland, Wash.-based Inrix data company.

Mike Lindblom | The Seattle Times
September 20, 2018

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