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Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Waymo, Uber Driverless Projects Make Scanning Sensors Cheaper

Waymo Eric Risberg/Associated Press

Google’s Waymo, Uber and carmakers GM and Mercedes-Benz are among the companies working to put driverless vehicles in showrooms. That competition also should help lower prices that can reach $75,000 apiece for the sensors that scan a car’s surrounding environment so it knows how to drive itself.

Jie Ma | Bloomberg News
September 5, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Ryder Uses Uber Central to Boost Customer Service

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Ryder System Inc. announced it is using Uber Central to transport drivers and technicians more easily to and from Ryder and customer locations, resulting in less downtime.

Transport Topics
August 7, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Editorial

Editorial: Course Corrections Are Part of Progress

In times of great change there are bound to be course corrections, as evidenced by recent developments related to innovations designed to advance the science of moving trucks down the road.

Transport Topics
August 2, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Uber’s Self-Driving Fleet Returns to Pittsburgh Roads — With Drivers in Control

Uber Self-Driving Car An Uber self-driving car in San Francisco. (Getty Images)

Uber’s self-driving cars returned July 24 to Pittsburgh’s streets four months after one of its autonomous SUVs hit and killed a woman crossing a street in Tempe, Ariz.

Aaron Aupperlee | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
July 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Uber Lays Off Self-Driving Car Safety Drivers in Pittsburgh

Autonomous Uber Volvo in Pittsburgh An autonomous Uber vehicle in Pittsburgh. (rexworld/Flickr)

Uber laid off its team of self-driving car safety drivers in Pittsburgh on July 11, the company confirmed.

Aaron Aupperlee | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
July 12, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

VW Mobility Chief Ole Harms Says Self-Driving Cars Core to Plan

MOIA GmbH

Volkswagen AG’s fledgling Moia mobility unit is betting on the rise of self-driving cars to deliver on its plan to catch up with ride-hailing leaders such as Uber Technologies Inc. without burning through piles of cash.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
June 26, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, TCA

Uberizing the Truck Industry in United Arab Emirates

Trucks in Dubai Construction site with construction machinery, excavator and trucks in Dubai. (Getty Images)

The idea of TruKKer was born at a dinner table when Gaurav Biswas realized how hard it was to find a suitable truck at the right time at a reasonable cost. He was quick to spot a lucrative gap in the market, and the region’s first and fastest growing truck aggregator was born.

Sandhya D’Mello | Khaleej Times (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
June 25, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Investors Bet on the Uber of Brazilian Trucking

CargoX Transportadora

Brazilian truckers still get much of their business off of handwritten placards. The antiquated and inefficient system was ripe, low-hanging fruit to Federico Vega.

David Biller and Christiana Sciaudone | Bloomberg News
June 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Fatal Uber Crash Sheds Light on Use of Thermal Imaging

This March 19, 2018 still image taken from video provided by ABC-15, shows investigators at the scene of a fatal accident involving a self-driving Uber car on the street in Tempe, Ariz. (ABC-15.com via AP)

Since the Uber accident in March, autonomous car researchers’ eyes have been opening to the need to teach robots how to drive in the dark and avoid people who wander into the road.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
May 29, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber Self-Driving Car in Fatal Crash Wasn’t Programmed to Brake

This March 19, 2018 still image taken from video provided by ABC-15, shows investigators at the scene of a fatal accident involving a self-driving Uber car on the street in Tempe, Ariz. (ABC-15.com via AP)

Uber Technologies Inc.’s self-driving vehicle wasn’t programmed to stop for obstructions in its path, including the pedestrian it struck and killed last March in Arizona, according to federal investigators.

Ryan Beene and Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
May 24, 2018

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