Self-Driving Vehicles
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Self-Driving Truck Startup Kodiak Secures $40 Million in Series A

Kodiak Robotics co-founders Don Burnette and Paz Eshel Kodiak Robotics co-founders Don Burnette (left) and Paz Eshel. (Kodiak Robotics)

Kodiak Robotics, founded in April by Don Burnette and Paz Eshel, said it has raised $40 million from a group of venture capital investment firms, including Battery Ventures, CRV, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Tusk Ventures.

Joe Antoshak | Editorial Researcher
August 9, 2018
Opinion

Opinion: Why Autonomous Trucks Won’t Cost Jobs Anytime Soon

Daimler autonomous truck tested in Germany Daimler AG

With all the media buzz about autonomous vehicles, it was only a matter of time before autonomous trucks became part of the hype cycle. Take autonomous trucks one step further and some are already predicting job losses in transportation.

Pete Allen | Executive Vice President of Sales, MiX Telematics (North America)
August 28, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, TCA

House Panel Approves Self-Driving Measure That Pre-empts State Regulations

Daimler Future Truck Daimler's Future Truck, an autonomous vehicle, or AV. (Daimler AG)

The U.S. House Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection unanimously approved a legislative markup July 19 to advance self-driving vehicle technology. Navigating the autonomous vehicle landscape has been difficult because of the traditional boundaries it breaks.

Ryan McCauley | Government Technology magazine
July 24, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Billions Will Be Blown in Race to Field First Self-Driving Cars

Daimler David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

The race to field the first autonomous car will be a Darwinian exercise, with more than 50 major competitors reduced to a handful of winners over the next decade, according to a new study by consultant AlixPartners.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
July 12, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Swedish T-Pods Mate Truck and Trailer

Einride Self-Driving T-Pod Einride

Swedish transportation startup Einride unveiled a full-scale prototype of its T-pod self-driving vehicle with the capacity to haul 15 standard pallets.

Transport Topics
July 10, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

City of Albuquerque Extends Opens Arms to Self-Driving Vehicles

Volkswagen AG's self-driving Sedric vehicle. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News)

Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry sent a strong message to companies developing and testing driverless technology that his city is opening its arms to them.

Rick Nathanson | Albuquerque (N.M.) Journal
July 10, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Waymo Drops Most Patent Claims in Autonomous Tech Fight With Uber

Waymo

Waymo dropped three of four patent-infringement claims in its lawsuit against Uber Technologies Inc. over the startup’s autonomous vehicle program.

Eric Newcomer | Bloomberg News
July 7, 2017
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