Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Should Self-Driving Cars Be on the Road Before Safety Regs Are in Place? Dianne Feinstein Says ‘No’

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The senior U.S. senator from the country’s most tech-savvy state has for months blocked a bill championed by some of California’s biggest tech companies that would cut regulations and get self-driving cars onto roads sooner — and she made it clear March 14 she’s not backing down.

Casey Tolan | East Bay Times
March 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Robot Rides Are Going to Deliver Pizza and Parcels Before People


In the wait for self-driving technology, cellphone toting tech bros may have to cede their spot in line to pizzas, Craigslist couches and the mounting ephemera of e-commerce.

March 13, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Alphabet’s Waymo Takes on Freight in Atlanta With Driverless Semis


Waymo will start testing a fleet of autonomous freight trucks in Georgia’s capital that will take deliveries to Google’s data centers.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
March 9, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Minnesota Speeds Up Planning for Self-Driving Cars


Self-driving cars will eventually hit the pavement in Minnesota, and state officials want our roads and laws to be ready.

Eric Roper | Minneapolis Star Tribune
March 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Starsky Robotics' Unmanned Truck Drives on Public Road in Florida

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Along a rural stretch of sunny farmland in south-central Florida, a heavy-duty truck drove itself for seven miles on a public road with nobody on board the vehicle.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Dyson Points to an Autonomous Future as Growth Continues

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Dyson Ltd., best-known as a manufacturer of vacuum cleaners, hand driers and air filters, posted a surge in revenue driven by demand from Asia, and revealed a growing shift toward developing autonomous products.

Gilas Turner | Bloomberg News
March 6, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Humans Slapped and Shouted at Robot Cars in Two of Six California DMV Crash Reports This Year


The human response to possible takeover by robot overlords is off to a troubling start. Of six crash reports involving robot cars filed in California so far this year, two involved a human approaching the car and attacking it.

Russ Mitchell | Los Angeles Times
March 6, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

NACFE Expands Focus to Include Future Technologies

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ATLANTA — The North American Council for Freight Efficiency announced an expanded organizational strategy, including an updated brand identity and website, as it seeks to guide the development and eventual implementation of future technologies.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 5, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Toyota Adds $2.8 Billion to Software Push for Self-Driving Cars

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Toyota Motor Corp. plans to spend $2.8 billion to make sure its system for writing the software for self-driving cars will be just as efficient as the factories that build them.

John Lippert | Bloomberg News
March 5, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Self-Driving Firm Aurora Innovation Lands $90 Million Investment


Aurora Innovation’s 2018 is off to a booming start. The self-driving car company with offices in Pittsburgh and Silicon Valley started the year announcing partnerships with Hyundai and Volkswagen.

Aaron Aupperlee | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
February 28, 2018