Autonomous Technology

Technology, Autonomous

Gain Powerful Strategic Advantages Through Autonomous Trucks

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Program Airred: 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, 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
Government, Business, Autonomous

Automation to Have Extreme Impact on Workforce, FMCSA’s Meera Joshi Says

Meera Joshi “Nothing will happen overnight, but automated vehicles will certainly make inroads into [the professional driver] workforce," FMCSA's Joshi says. (FMCSA)

Impact of automation on the transportation workforce will be “extremely real and broad," FMCSA acting Administrator Meera Joshi says.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 11, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

DOT Expands AV TEST Program

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has expanded the Automated Vehicle Transparency and Engagement for Safe Testing (AV TEST) Initiative from a pilot to a full program.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 12, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

FMCSA Plans Information Collection on Automated Driving Systems

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced plans to submit an Information Collection Request associated with a project to learn more about trucking industry representatives’ opinions of automated driving systems.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 2, 2020
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