Autonomous Technology

Government, Business, Technology

Secretary Walsh Touts Truck Drivers Amid Automation Advances

Transport Topics' Dan Ronan and Eugene Mulero with Labor Secretary Marty Walsh "As far as autonomous trucks and autonomous vehicles, I think it’s still a little too early to talk about when that day comes,” Labor Secretary Marty Walsh says. (Transport Topics)

Truck drivers will continue to provide key contributions to the freight industry as automation is steadily adopted throughout the transportation landscape, Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh said recently.

Dan Ronan and Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporters
May 17, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Congressional Transportation Policymakers Push AV Tech Bill

Torc Robotics truck Autonomous truck by Torc Robotics

Two leading proponents in Congress for the establishment of a national regulatory framework for autonomous vehicles recently expressed optimism about the eventual passage of their legislation.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 30, 2022
Government, Technology, Autonomous

ATA Presses Congress for AV Policy Directives

Kodiak Robotics truck A fourth-generation Kodiak Robotics autonomous truck. ATA is urging the adoption of a federal framework of policies that covers autonomous vehicles. (Kodiak Robotics Inc.)

WASHINGTON — Setting standards for a framework on autonomous vehicle technologies in trucking is a policy priority American Trucking Associations called on federal transportation lawmakers to pursue.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 3, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Level 4 Autonomous Vehicles Expected to Take Hold in 2024

Peterbilt Model 579 equipped with Aurora autonomous technology at CES 2022 A close-up look at Aurora’s self-driving sensor stack installed on a Peterbilt Model 579 at CES 2022 in Las Vegas. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

LAS VEGAS — Autonomous vehicles on the higher end of the technological scale may only be a couple of years away from greater adoption, panelists said at a CES 2022 session Jan. 5.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 6, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Autonomous, Electric Trucks Show Progress at CES 2022

Kenworth truck at CES 2022 A Paccar Parts-branded EV charger stands next to the battery-electric Kenworth T680E model at CES 2022 in Las Vegas. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

LAS VEGAS — Rapid progress in the development of autonomous and electric-powered commercial trucks stood out as one of the top themes at a technology show known for everything from consumer electronics to advanced robotics.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
January 6, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

UPS, TuSimple Expand Partnership

TuSimple and UPS trucks TuSimple and UPS' expanded relationship will add routes that will run between Arizona and Florida. (TuSimple via Facebook)

UPS and TuSimple plan to expand their relationship by adding routes where TuSimple will move cargo in autonomous Class 8 trucks in the southeastern and western U.S.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 4, 2021
Technology, Autonomous

Gain Powerful Strategic Advantages Through Autonomous Trucks

TuSimple Webinar Art

Program Aired: October 21, 2021. Autonomous trucking is poised to transform freight delivery through dramatic improvements in safety, efficiency, capacity, and cost.  Alongside the technology development, commercial business models and a network of freight lanes called the Autonomous Freight Network are rapidly being established.  

October 21, 2021
Government, Technology, Autonomous

Freight Groups Press Biden Administration on AV Policy

Locomation trucks Locomation autonomous trucks are shown on a Pittsburgh highway during a test. (Locomation)

Freight stakeholders are calling on the U.S. Department of Transportation to proceed with implementing a regulatory framework for autonomous vehicle technology.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 27, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Kodiak Robotics Autonomous Technology Headed to Asia

Kodiak Robotics truck Video footage from inside the cab shows Kodiak Driver controlling an 18-wheeler on the interstate. (Kodiak Robotics Inc. via YouTube)

Self-driving truck technology company Kodiak Robotics Inc. announced a deal with one of South Korea’s largest conglomerates to bring Kodiak Driver to the Asia-Pacific markets.

May 26, 2021
Business, Autonomous

Plus Hires Former FMCSA Official Wiley Deck

A Plus autonomous truck Self-driving truck technology company Plus, formerly Plus.ai, is headquartered in Cupertino, Calif. (Plus)

Former FMCSA Deputy Administrator Wiley Deck has been tapped by autonomous truck technology firm Plus to head government affairs and public policy.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 6, 2021

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