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


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

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

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

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

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


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

It All Comes Down to Inches During Louisiana Truck Driving Championships

The 2016 Louisiana Motor Transport Association Truck Driving Championships took place March 18-19 in Baton Rouge and for 108 drivers it was a chance to test their skill and knowledge against their peers.

George Morris | The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)
March 29, 2016