Autonomous Technology

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
Government, Business, Autonomous

Communication, Teamwork Necessary to Adopt Autonomous Technology, Experts Say at TRB

Washington State Transportation Secretary Roger Millar Washington State Transportation Secretary Roger Millar at TRB. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — Cooperation from both private sector and federal partners can ease the process for states that are in the midst of adopting automated technology, according to Washington State Transportation Secretary Roger Millar.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 14, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

AAA Acquires Nation’s Largest Autonomous Vehicle Test Site

New Facility AAA NorCal

The largest autonomous vehicle test site in the United States has been acquired by AAA of Northern California, Nevada and Utah, one of the most familiar car-club brands in the country.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
January 9, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Senate Autonomous Bill Negotiations Continue After Heated Confirmation Fight

Autonomous vehicles on road concept Shutterstock

Senators are negotiating safety provisions in an autonomous vehicles bill that proponents insist could advance before lawmakers leave Capitol Hill ahead of the midterm elections next month.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 11, 2018
Government, Technology, Autonomous

Elaine Chao Releases Updated DOT Autonomous Vehicle Guidelines

Elaine Chao Chao displays the updated autonomous vehicle guidelines. (U.S. DOT via YouTube)

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on Oct. 4 unveiled AV 3.0, the agency’s policy update of autonomous vehicle technology guidelines.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 4, 2018
Editorial

Editorial: Making Connections at IAA

Connectivity was all the rage during this week’s media preview for the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover, Germany, with many manufacturers touting the value and capability of the technologies they’re developing and deploying for their customers.

Transport Topics
September 20, 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, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Sept. 10: Welcome to Normaltown

U.S. Capitol building Present! Tour of the U.S. Capitol Building via YouTube

For all of the hysteria pundits have heaped on Washington in recent weeks, the current state of affairs really isn't abnormal. Here's a look ahead to the week for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 10, 2018

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