Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Plus, FAW Self-Driving Truck Passes Certification Test in China

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Self-driving truck startup Plus announced that a commercial truck equipped with its automated driving technology has passed a national certification test and met all safety and performance requirements to begin on-road operation in China.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 10, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

Locomation, Wilson Logistics Partner to Deploy Autonomous Technology

Locomation-Wilson Trucks at Wilson's Portland, Ore., facility. (Locomation/Wilson Logistics)

Locomation announced it will equip a minimum of 1,120 trucks operated by Wilson Logistics so pairs can be deployed in what the technology company calls an autonomous relay convoy — describing it as the first fleet purchase order for autonomous technology.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 1, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

New Autonomous Mileage Reports Are Out, but Is the Data Meaningful?

A Waymo Chrysler Pacifica vehicle A Waymo Chrysler Pacifica vehicle by Caitlin O'Hara/Bloomberg News

Alphabet’s Waymo and General Motors-backed Cruise saw their autonomous vehicles require less help from human drivers on California’s public roads in 2019.

Edward Ludlow | Bloomberg News
February 26, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, TCA

Ford Adding to Austin Self-Driving Car Operation

Ford Self-Driving Car Operation One of the test vehicles from Argo AI and Ford in Pittsburgh. (Keith Srakocic/Associated Press)

Ford Motor Co. is adding to its self-driving car testing operation in Austin, Texas, saying Dec. 11 it has secured two pieces of real estate that will be central to the project.

Hojun Choi | Austin (Texas) American-Statesman
December 12, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Spread the News: Self-Driving Truck Makes Cross-Country Butter Delivery

Self-Driving A truck. ( via YouTube)

A Silicon Valley startup has completed what appears to be the first commercial freight cross-country trip by an autonomous truck, which finished a 2,800-mile-run from Tulare, Calif., to Quakertown, Pa., for Land O’Lakes in less than three days. The trip was smooth like butter, 40,000 pounds of it.

Levi Sumagaysay | The Cupertino (Calif.) Courier
December 10, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Russia’s Yandex Joins the Self-Driving Car Million-Mile Club

Yandex car A Yandex Toyota Prius self-driving taxi trial on open roads in Moscow. (Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg News)

Yandex NV, Russia’s largest internet firm, said its self-driving cars have passed 1 million miles in fully autonomous driving since it started testing the technology in December 2017, joining an elite group in the emerging robotaxi industry.

Ilya Khrennikov | Bloomberg News
October 18, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Tesla’s Summon-Your-Car Feature Spurs Safety Inquiry

Tesla Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg News

The top U.S. road-safety regulator is gathering information about a Tesla Inc. feature that allows customers to remotely call for their car to pick them up.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
October 3, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Scout, Amazon’s Self-Driving Delivery Robot, Heads to California

Amazon's self-driving robot Amazon via AP

Amazon said Aug. 6 that its six-wheeled self-driving robots, about the size of a smaller cooler, will begin delivering packages to customers in Irvine, Calif., after testing them in a suburb of Seattle earlier this year.

Joseph Pisani | Associated Press
August 6, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Orlando Says It’s Open for Business as Automated Technology Hub

Nissan Testing of self-driving technology in a Nissan vehicle. (Shizuo Kambayashi/Associated Press)

The Automated Vehicles Symposium conference is attracting some of the heaviest hitters in autonomous vehicles and could be the first step in making Central Florida a hub for the fast-emerging driverless car industry.

Marco Santana | Sentinel Orlando, Fla.
July 17, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Sunshine State Now Autonomous Car State Too

Autonomous Getty Images

The future of Florida’s highways seems to be hands-free after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the Autonomous Vehicles bill that took effect July 1. It removes what the state calls “unnecessary obstacles that hinder the development of autonomous vehicle technology and solidifies Florida’s position as a leading state for transportation innovation.”

Dan Scanlan | The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.)
July 1, 2019