Self-Driving Vehicles

Business, Technology, Autonomous

VW May Invest in Ford-Backed Argo as Alliance Talks Advance

Argo Self-driving Car Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press

Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Co. are nearing a framework agreement to join forces on electric and self-driving vehicles, capital-intensive areas that are reshaping the auto industry and straining carmakers’ finances across the globe.

Christoph Rauwald and Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
November 9, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

I-5 in Washington, Oregon Best Route to Deploy Self-Driving Semis, Report Says

I-5 South near Everett, Wash. I-5 South near Everett, Wash. A new report rates the I-5 corridor the most productive for self-driving trucks. (Getty Images)

Of all the freeways in the United States, the most productive corridor for self-driving trucks appears to be Interstate 5 through Washington and Oregon, according to a report released this week by the Kirkland, Wash.-based Inrix data company.

Mike Lindblom | The Seattle Times
September 20, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Connecticut to Offer Self-Driving Pilot Program in Four Communities

Self-driving car delivers groceries A self-driving car delivers groceries to a customer in San Jose, Calif. (Ryan Nakashima/Associated Press)

Self-driving cars could be on the road in large numbers sooner than anyone expected — possibly by 2021 — even if public support for autonomous vehicles appears to be dropping.

Bill Cummings | Connecticut Post (Bridgeport, Conn.)
September 17, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Self-Driving Cars Still Trying to Navigate Bad Weather

WaveSense technology Technology from Boston-based WaveSense may solve the bad-weather conundrum autonomous vehicles face — that they can't read the road when it's covered with accumulated snow. (WaveSense)

As things stand today, the driverless car of the future can’t handle more than a dusting of snow.

Kyle Stock | Bloomberg News
September 17, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Autonomous Vehicles to Bring Groceries to Oklahoma City Residents

Udelv self-driving vehicle Udelv

Don’t worry, you haven’t fallen, but the turnip truck is about to start driving itself.

David Dishman | The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, Okla.)
September 14, 2018
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 | Staff Writer
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

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