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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
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Volvo Exhibits Autonomous Vera Concept

Volvo's Vera autonomous truck concept Volvo's autonomous Vera concept vehicle has a fifth-wheel — but no cab. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

HANOVER, Germany — Volvo Trucks exhibited an autonomous truck concept that entirely removes the cab from the tractor and highlighted its investments in electric vehicles at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
September 20, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Automation, Electrification Could Advance Faster in Intermodal

Automation Suhonen (left), Saxton, Long and Boyd discuss the future of autonomous and electric technologies. (Mindy Long for Transport Topics)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Autonomous technologies and electrified equipment will have specific roles in the transportation and intermodal sectors and already are increasing safety and improving efficiency. As the technology continues to advance, it may gain adoption faster in the controlled situations within intermodal yards and drayage environments.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
September 18, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Connecticut to Offer Self-Driving Pilot Program in Four Communities

Self-driving car delivers groceries A self-driving car delivers groceries to a customer in San Jose, Calif. (Ryan Nakashima/Associated Press)

Self-driving cars could be on the road in large numbers sooner than anyone expected — possibly by 2021 — even if public support for autonomous vehicles appears to be dropping.

Bill Cummings | Connecticut Post (Bridgeport, Conn.)
September 17, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Self-Driving Cars Still Trying to Navigate Bad Weather

WaveSense technology Technology from Boston-based WaveSense may solve the bad-weather conundrum autonomous vehicles face — that they can't read the road when it's covered with accumulated snow. (WaveSense)

As things stand today, the driverless car of the future can’t handle more than a dusting of snow.

Kyle Stock | Bloomberg News
September 17, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Autonomous Vehicles to Bring Groceries to Oklahoma City Residents

Udelv self-driving vehicle Udelv

Don’t worry, you haven’t fallen, but the turnip truck is about to start driving itself.

David Dishman | The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, Okla.)
September 14, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

France Mulls Autonomous Trains

 Autonomous Trains SNCF train. (Nicolas Enriquez/Bloomberg News)

As billions go into building driverless everything — from cars to buses and airplanes — France is taking a cheaper shortcut to autonomous transport.

Ania Nussbaum and Marie Mawad | Bloomberg News
September 12, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Driver Shortage in Japan Speeds Up Commercial Use of Self-Driving Tech

Regular taxi in Tokyo Regular taxis like this one in Tokyo are sharing the road with self-driving taxis in a trial. (Shizuo Kambayashi/AP)

In Tokyo, self-driving taxis that transport passengers for a fee are being trialed. A serious shortage of taxi drivers lies behind the move, but the development of laws and regulations to deal with accidents and other issues still is lacking.

The (Tokyo) Japan News | Asia News Network
August 28, 2018

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