Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, Top 50, Top 100

Penske Joins Autonomous Vehicle Coalition PAVE

Penske A Penske facility and truck. (Penske Truck Leasing)

Penske Truck Leasing has joined Partners for Automated Vehicle Education, a coalition of industry leaders that seeks to educate and assure the public about automated vehicles, according to a news release from the two organizations.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
May 14, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Let Congress Decide Privacy Safeguards for Autonomous Vehicles, 2020 Hopeful John Delaney Says

Autonomous Vehicles Autonomous car company Torc completed an autonomous cross-country trip in July 2017 from Washington to Seattle. (Torc)

WASHINGTON — Questions regarding the use of data collected from self-driving vehicles will need to be addressed by policymakers when they craft a regulatory framework that would govern the technology in the coming years, a former member of Congress and 2020 presidential aspirant said April 3.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 3, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

House Republicans Push for Action on Self-Driving Vehicles Bill

Waymo autonomous vehicle sensor Caitlin O'Hara/Bloomberg News

Three Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are ready to re-legislate on the technology for self-driving vehicles. And, to do so, they are asking the chamber’s new Democratic leadership to proceed with a bill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 20, 2019
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, Perspective

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