Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

GM to Hire Hackers to Find Bugs in Car Computers

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Highly computerized cars or trucks could mean consumers’ data is vulnerable or the driver safety might be endangered if car companies aren’t prepared to cut off at the pass any data breach or threat to cybersecurity.

Jamie L. LaReau | Detroit Free Press
August 3, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Fiat Chrysler’s Magneti Marelli to Acquire Self-Driving Tech Startup

Magneti Marelli, a components business that is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, plans to acquire a French startup focused on self-driving car technology.

Eric D. Lawrence | Detroit Free Press
August 2, 2018
Government, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Sacramento Partners With Self-Driving Firm for Driverless Tests on City Streets

Sacramento self-driving State Capitol in Sacramento. (Thinkstock)

Sacramento has signed a deal with a Silicon Valley firm to use downtown streets as a testing ground for self-driving vehicles that will be monitored by remote “drivers” sitting at computers.

Tony Bizjak | The Sacramento Bee
August 2, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Pennsylvania Increases Safety Measures for Autonomous Vehicle Testing

Automous car testing in Germany Michaela Handrek-Rehle/Bloomberg News

Self-driving car companies testing in Pennsylvania may have to have a second safety engineer in the passenger seat if they want to comply with new state guidelines.

Aaron Aupperlee | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
July 30, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

What's Next on the Road to Self-Driving Trucks?

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Automation in the trucking industry is ramping up quickly. But how will the next levels of automation be deployed? Episode 2 of RoadSigns has the answers. Click to listen.

Transport Topics
July 27, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Autonomous Firm Embark Raises $30 Million

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Autonomous truck developer Embark Trucks raised $30 million in a funding round led by Sequoia Capital, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm. Embark has raised $47 million since its 2011 founding, according to Crunchbase, a platform for finding business information on public and private companies.

Transport Topics
July 24, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Driverless Car Makers Want Congress to Free Them From State Oversight

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WASHINGTON — As Silicon Valley and automakers attempt to steer the nation toward a future of driverless vehicles, a group of influential lawmakers remains concerned that bipartisan legislation now moving through Congress could leave consumers at risk by preventing states from demanding tighter safety regulations.

Eliza Fawcett | Los Angeles Times
July 11, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

FMCSA to Host Autonomous Vehicles Listening Session July 12

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The country’s top trucking regulator wants to hear what you have to say about autonomous vehicles.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 10, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Beijing Gives Boost to Driverless Cars

Nio self-driving car Nio autonomous car by Gilles Sabri/Bloomberg News

Self-driving vehicles have traveled safely for 26,000 kilometers (16,156 miles) in test areas in China’s capital city, according to Beijing Innovation Centre for Mobility Intelligence, a service provider of road tests for autonomous vehicles.

Jing Shuiyu | Asia News Network
July 5, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

FHWA Official Says Feds Are Giving Autonomous Technology Developers Latitude

GM Cruise Autonomous Car GM Cruise autonomous car (General Motors Co.)

Preparing for autonomous vehicles on American roads will mean more than getting used to being in a car without a steering wheel.

Jason Laughlin |
June 29, 2018