Autonomous Technology

Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

AAA: Partially Automated Driving Systems Don’t Always Work

An Argo AI test vehicle navigates Pittsburgh streets in 2018. A test vehicle from Argo AI, Ford's autonomous unit, navigates Pittsburgh streets in 2018. (Keith Srakocic/Associated Press)

Two tests by AAA during the past two years show that partially automated driving systems don’t always function properly, so the auto club is recommending that car companies limit their use.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
August 6, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Satellite Firm Develops Long-Distance System for Delivery Drones

Man flies a drone. (Chip Chipman/Bloomberg News)

Inmarsat Group Holdings Ltd. says it has found a way to safely fly civil drones over long distances, a step that may help pave the way for mass adoption by industries from transportation to energy and infrastructure.

Thomas Seal | Bloomberg News
June 11, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Amazon Buying Zoox May Save $20 Billion, Put Tesla on Its Heels

A Zoox autonomous car takes a test drive in November 2019 in San Francisco. A Zoox autonomous car takes a test drive in November 2019 in San Francisco. (Andrej Sokolow/dpa via Getty Images)

Amazon .com Inc.’s talks to buy driverless vehicle startup Zoox Inc. has analysts speculating the deal could save the e-commerce giant tens of billions a year and put auto, parcel and ride-booking companies on their heels.

Katie Roof and Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
May 27, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Autonomous-Driving Startup Pony.ai Takes on Last-Mile Delivery

A Pony.ai modified Hyundai vehicle is displayed at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai, China, in August 2019. A Pony.ai modified Hyundai vehicle is displayed at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai, China, in August 2019. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

With autonomous-vehicle companies parked by COVID-19, Pony .ai has teamed up with Los Angeles-based e-commerce site Yamibuy to deliver packages and groceries in the city of Irvine, Calif.

Edward Ludlow | Bloomberg News
April 17, 2020
Government, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Secretary Elaine Chao: Consumers Will Be Key in Determining AV Technology

Elaine Chao at 2020 CPAC "innovation is a trademark of who we are as Americans. That is our greatest export,” Chao said during the Conservative Political Action Conference on Feb. 28. (Restore Public Trust Press via YouTube)

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao recently asserted that the American consumer will have a lot to say in determining the course of autonomous vehicles. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 2, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Outrider Gets $53 Million to Automate Truck Yards

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Technology company Outrider closed out an early stage of financing with $53 million to automate truck yards, the company announced Feb. 19.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 19, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

DOT Requests Public Comment on AV 4.0

Autonomous concept Autonomous vehicle concept by Getty Images

The Department of Transportation and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy are inviting public comments on AV 4.0, the latest federal update of autonomous vehicle technology guidelines.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 5, 2020
Government, Business, Autonomous

Self-Driving Mass Transit Arrives on American Streets

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An electric-powered shuttle funded mostly by the federal government will give residents access to services that have slowly vanished from a part of Columbus, Ohio.

Kevin Miller | Bloomberg News
February 5, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

UPS-Waymo Partnership to Start in Near Future

UPS-Waymo partnership beginning soon The partnership will feature Waymo’s self-driving Chrysler Pacificas shuttling packages from The UPS Store locations in Phoenix to a local UPS sorting facility for processing. (UPS Inc.)

UPS and Waymo announced Jan. 29 a pilot program for autonomous vehicle package pickup in Phoenix.

January 30, 2020
Government, Business, Autonomous, TCA

Autonomous Vehicle Test in Rhode Island Shows Promise for Other Cities

Edwin Olson, CEO of May Mobility, stands with one of the Little Roady autonomous vehicles at the project announcement in Providence in February 2019. Edwin Olson, CEO of May Mobility, stands with one of the Little Roady autonomous vehicles at the project announcement in Providence in February 2019. (Steve Szydlowski/The Providence Journal)

The six electric vehicles known collectively as Little Roady navigate a 5-mile loop in regular traffic and steer themselves into 10 curbside stops, giving lawyers and laborers alike a free ride.

Mike Lindblom | The Seattle Times
January 24, 2020

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