Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Daimler Expects Heavy Spending on New Tech as Industry Shifts to Autonomous Driving

The Daimler AG Mercedes-Benz logo is seen on the grille of the Concept EQA electric vehicle during the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News);

German automaker Daimler made lots of money last year. That’s a good thing, because the company says it will need to spend heavily this year to keep up with the technological change expected to disrupt the car industry.

Davis McHurgh | AP Business Writer
February 1, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Self-Driving Cars Need Humans Less and Less, California Data Shows

General Motors Co.

The robot cars test-driving on California roads seem to need their human overseers less and less.

David R. Baker | San Francisco Chronicle
February 1, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Waymo Buys ‘Thousands’ More Chrysler Vans for Driverless Service

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At some point this year, Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo plans to roll out a ride-hailing service using driverless cars. It just bought more vehicles to make that happen.

Mark Bergen and Jamie Butters | Bloomberg News
January 30, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

The Robot Delivery Vans Are Here


The future of driverless driving looks like a giant toaster with a funny hat.

Kyle Stock | Bloomberg News
January 30, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Why Self-Driving Cars Will Likely Be Light-Colored

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The issue involving something as simple as choice of paint color underscores the sweeping effects of self-driving cars for automotive engineering, said Samit Ghosh, CEO of automotive consulting and engineering firm P3 North America.

Nathan Bomey | USA Today
January 29, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Podcast: Transport Topics' Seth Clevenger on the Future of Autonomous Trucks


Transport Topics Managing Editor/Features Seth Clevenger talks about the future of autonomous trucks, the ELD mandate, the ongoing driver shortage and spends some time on electric trucks with financial-services company The Motley Fool.

January 26, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Concerned About Self-Driving Cars? You’re Not Alone

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As automakers push aggressive time frames for introducing driverless vehicles, the outreach needed to convince the public that the technology represents a positive development appears still to be wanting.

Eric D. Lawrence | Detroit Free Press
January 26, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Autonomous Technology Not Impacting Trucking Jobs in Short Term, Officials Say

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder by Eugene Mulero/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — The adoption of advanced autonomous and connected vehicle applications will not disrupt the employment landscape for commercial drivers in the next few years, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) told automotive executives Jan. 25.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 25, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Apple Expands California Self-Driving Test Fleet to 27 Cars

Tony Gutierrez/AP

Apple Inc. has expanded its California self-driving test fleet to 27 vehicles as it accelerates efforts to catch up with competitors such as Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo.

Alex Webb | Bloomberg News
January 25, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Second US Safety Agency to Investigate Tesla ‘Autopilot’ Crash

Culver City Firefighters Local 1927

A second federal safety agency has opened an investigation of an accident in which a Tesla car on “Autopilot” rammed into a parked fire truck.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
January 25, 2018