driving

Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Driving Hasn’t Found Its New Normal Yet, NHTSA Data Shows

Morning commute traffic drives westward on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on March 18. Morning commute traffic drives westward on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on March 18. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Memorial Day weekend, the typical start of the U.S. summer driving season, has come and gone. Data on just how much driving Americans did is trickling in, and it’s a bit noisy.

Nathaniel Bullard | Bloomberg News
May 28, 2020
Business, Autonomous

Daimler, Uber to Partner on Self-Driving Cars

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Car and truck maker Daimler AG plans to introduce and operate self-driving cars on Uber’s ridesharing network “in the coming years” under a new partnership between the companies.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
January 31, 2017
Government, Business, Autonomous

Self-Driving Cars Must Meet 15 Benchmarks in US Guidance

Daimler AG

The Obama administration’s proposed guidelines for self-driving cars, to be formally unveiled Sept. 20, include 15 benchmarks automakers will need to meet before their autonomous vehicles can hit the road.

Jeff Plungis | Bloomberg News
September 20, 2016
Business, Autonomous

When Self-Driving Vehicles Take to the Road, Impact on Jobs is Uncertain

Otto

Millions of Americans make a living by driving trucks, delivery vans, taxis and ride-hailing cars. When technology takes the wheel, what will happen to their livelihoods?

David R. Baker and Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle
September 6, 2016
Business, Autonomous

Uber Acquires Self-Driving Truck Startup Otto

Alexandria Sage/Reuters

Ridesharing company Uber said it has acquired Otto, a startup firm that is developing a self-driving aftermarket kit for heavy-duty trucks.

August 18, 2016
Business

Driver Automation to Be Scrutinized in NTSB Probe of Tesla Crash

asper Juinen/Bloomberg News

For years, U.S. investigators have been calling for more automation on motor vehicles, such as sensors that slam on the brakes to prevent a crash.

Alan Levin and Jeff Plungis | Bloomberg News
July 11, 2016
Business

ZF Unveils Evasive Maneuvering System, Automated Driving With Active Steering

Seth Clevenger/TT

ALDENHOVEN, Germany — ZF Friedrichshafen unveiled its latest advances in automated driving technology for trucks, including emergency steering to avoid imminent collisions and a highway driver-assist system that automatically keeps the vehicle in its lane while maintaining safe following distances.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
July 11, 2016
Business

Tony Spero Named Grand Champion of Connecticut Truck Driving Championship

Motor Transport Association of Connecticut

Tony Spero, of Stratford-based ABF Freight, drove home with the top award in the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut’s Truck Driving Championship.

Jim Shay | Connecticut Post (Bridgeport, Conn.)
June 15, 2016
Business

Google, Uber, Volvo Form Group to Advocate for Self-Driving Vehicles

Google

A group of companies including Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Ford Motor Co. and Uber Technologies Inc., are forming a coalition to advocate for safety regulations for self-driving cars and help bring them to American roads.

Aleksandra Gjorgievska | Bloomberg News
April 26, 2016
Business, Autonomous

Automaker Group Warns Timetable for Self-Driving Vehicle Guidance Too Aggressive

Daimler Trucks

An automaker trade association warned April 8 that U.S. auto safety regulators' timetable for unveiling guidance on the deployment of self-driving cars may be too aggressive.

David Shepardson | Reuters
April 12, 2016

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