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Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Driver Training, Monitoring Could Help Ensure Safe Testing, Deployment of Automated Trucks

TuSimple test driver Randy Redwine with an automated truck TuSimple test driver Randy Redwine with one of the company's automated trucks. (Bryce Morthland/Pima Community College)

Self-driving truck developers are putting a growing number of test vehicles on the road to refine their automated driving systems and pave the way for the commercial introduction of this technology.

Gregory Van Tighem | Contributing Writer
December 6, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety

In-Cab Monitoring Uses Machine Vision to Detect Fatigued, Distracted Driving

Driver monitoring technology from Seeing Machines' Guardian system Driver monitoring technology such as Seeing Machines' Guardian system tracks head and eye movements for signs of drowsiness or distraction. (Seeing Machines)

In-cab monitoring systems can help fleets keep drivers out of danger, but technology should be just one part of the broader culture of safety within a company.

Gregory Van Tighem | Contributing Writer
December 6, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Chatbots Are Emerging as Powerful Tools for the Transportation Industry

Artificial intelligence-powered chatbots are often not even known as such by the user. Instead, they are often packaged among the automated features of enterprise resource planning systems increasingly used by shipping firms as AI and data science continue to evolve.

March 3, 2019
Business, Technology

The AI Wars Have Arrived

Hackers are now arming themselves with artificial intelligence to relentlessly probe the defenses of companies’ computers so they can strike those networks at just the right time and just the right place, according to IT security pros. “Hackers are innovative,” says Stephen Gates, chief research intelligence analyst at Zenedge, an AI security provider. “They’re using automation, bots, artificial intelligence — and the only way to fight back is to pit robot against robot.”

Joe Dysart | Webology 101
April 20, 2018
Business, Technology

Understanding Blockchain

Blockchain is one of those concepts people often say they need to get their heads around. So what, exactly, is it?

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 12, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Blockchain for Trucking

Freight contracts, document transfers, food safety, driver security, parts management and asset tracking are among the many elements of the trucking business that could become easier and more secure through new applications built around the shared digital ledger called blockchain.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 12, 2018
Business, Technology

Cloud-Based Computing Gains Traction in Trucking

The transition to cloud-based computing in the trucking industry is accelerating as carriers realize the cost savings and operational efficiencies that can be achieved, technology experts said.

Stephen Bennett | Contributing Writer
December 11, 2017
Business, Technology

Fleets Take Do-It-Yourself Approach to Solar-Panel Installation

Holland Enterprises Inc.

Solar panel manufacturers said they have worked to make their products easy to deploy, and several fleets said they have opted to install the panels themselves.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
December 11, 2017
Technology, Equipment

Solar Solutions

Fleets are deploying solar panels to help power a variety of onboard systems. Go Power

A growing number of fleets are turning to an alternative energy source — the sun — to help meet the growing demand for power on board their trucks.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
December 11, 2017
Business, Technology

Google Targets Annoying Ads

In a move to stop the online advertising market from imploding, Google will roll out its own ad blocker in early 2018, designed to neutralize annoying, intrusive advertising on the web.

Joe Dysart | Webology 101
December 11, 2017

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