Autonomous trucking
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
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Federal Standard on Autonomous Vehicle Technology Is Needed, Rep. Latta Says

Autonomous concept Getty Images

WASHINGTON — Congress needs to ensure autonomous vehicle technology operates under a national directive instead of a patchwork of guidelines from the states, a key House authorizer said Sept. 13.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 13, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Bosch Touts Electric-Hydraulic Steering to Facilitate Automated Driving

Bosch connected truck A “connected” truck at Bosch’s Flat Rock, Mich., proving grounds. (Robert Bosch)

FLAT ROCK, Mich. — Executives with the North American arm of engineering company Robert Bosch showed off an electric-hydraulic steering system for Class 8 trucks that they said will aid in the transition to autonomous commercial vehicles and announced a “breakthrough” in substantially reducing emissions of nitrogen oxide from diesel.

Tom Berg | Special to Transport Topics
May 24, 2018
Business, Technology

International Launches Industry Forum

Navistar International Mark Elias/Bloomberg

International Truck, a unit of Navistar Inc., announced it is creating an industry forum, UPNEXT, to discuss emerging trends and topics that are driving industry change.

Transport Topics
May 18, 2018
Government, Business, Autonomous

FHWA Launches Nationwide Initiative on Highway Automation

Autonomous vehicles "talk" to each other U.S. Department of Transportation

The Federal Highway Administration will host a series of meetings throughout the remainder of the year that will bring government and private-sector representatives together over the topic of highway automation

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 9, 2018
Government, Technology, Autonomous

Republicans Lament Absence of Trucking Policy in Autonomous Bill

Daimler's autonomous Future Truck Daimler AG

WASHINGTON — Key Republicans on the Senate Commerce Committee, including the panel’s chairman, expressed concern over the absence of trucking policy provisions in legislation on autonomous vehicles awaiting a vote in the Senate.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 24, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Technological Advances Entice Younger Drivers to Trucking Industry, Executives Say

J.B. Hunt's Greer Woodruff Woodruff speaks at the House subcommittee roundtable discussion. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

WASHINGTON — Advances in automation, safety features and telecommunication are improving jobs for truck drivers, attracting a new generation of workers adept in user-friendly technologies, trucking executives told House lawmakers Dec. 7.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 7, 2017
Opinion

Opinion: Technology — No Matter How Cool — Has to Pay Off

I am addicted to technology. At home I have a 3-D printer and a semi-autonomous drone aircraft. Amazon’s voice-controlled “Alexa” app manages my schedule, controls the lights in my house and plays games with my kids. Google’s Nest home services system features a thermostat that manages the temperature in our house and provides real-time security video of the property. And we have countless media streaming devices — computers, gaming systems, smart TVs and tablets.

Tom Poduch | Director of Logistics Design, Transervice Logistics Inc.
December 1, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Can Tesla Make Electric Work for Trucking?

A side view of the Tesla Semi Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics

HAWTHORNE, Calif. — Tesla’s success in the passenger-car arena has changed consumers’ perceptions and pushed the limits of what’s possible with electric cars.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 21, 2017

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