Business, Technology, Autonomous

Fee-Based Smart Lanes Will End Traffic, Lyft Co-Founder Says

Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Lyft president and co-founder John Zimmer suggests adopting a system of smart lanes that incentivize drivers to travel in groups.

Marco della Cava | USA Today
January 17, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber-Like Package-Delivery Service Roadie Harnesses Holiday Travelers

Roadie partnered with musician Chris Bridges, aka Ludacris

Roadie, an Atlanta-based company which began service in central Ohio earlier this year, connects road-trippers with those who are looking for a way to ship a package, either across town or across the nation.

Tim Feran | The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch
December 28, 2016
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber for Trucking Firm in China Valued at $1 Billion

Justin Chin/Bloomberg News

Truck Alliance Inc., an Uber-type service for trucks known in China as Huochebang, raised about $115 million in a financing round that valued the startup at $1 billion.

Lulu Yilun Chen | Bloomberg News
December 22, 2016
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Amazon Hails Uber to Make Deliveries in Boston

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Don’t be surprised if the next time you get a package from Amazon that the item arrives in a car rather than in a white Amazon van or a big UPS truck.

Jordan Graham | Boston Herald
December 21, 2016
Business, Technology, Autonomous

California DMV Calls Uber's San Francisco Self-Driving Cars Illegal

Uber Technologies Inc.

Uber Technologies Inc. has reverted to one of its bad-boy habits: ignoring regulators. California Department of Motor Vehicles officials said Dec. 14 that the ride-hailing provider is breaking the law by rolling out self-driving cars in San Francisco without their approval.

Eric Newcomer | Bloomberg News
December 15, 2016
Business, Technology

Self-Driving Truck Delivers

Aether Films

In what it called the world’s first shipment by a self-driving truck, technology firm Otto announced Oct. 25 that one of its heavy-duty, semi-autonomous trucks assisted in a 133-mile delivery for Anheuser- Busch InBev.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 31, 2016

Who's Liable in an Autonomous Truck Accident?

Panelists discuss liability in an accident during the "Autonomous Trucking: How Soon? How Disruptive?" panel at ATA's Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas Oct. 4, 2016.

October 18, 2016

Otto's Anthony Levandowski on Autonomous Benefits

Many years from now, "None of the new trucks will have a cab on them -- it just doesn't make sense," Otto co-founder Anthony Levandowski says in this excerpt from "Autonomous Trucking: How Soon? How Disruptive?" panel at #MCEVegas.

October 18, 2016
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Overhaul Develops Web Tool, Focused on Higher-Value Freight

Overhaul, a service seeking to capitalize on new trucking technology, announced the development of its Web platform and mobile app, which targets small carriers and shippers of higher-value cargo.

Transport Topics
March 18, 2016
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Package Delivery Companies Could Face New Challenge From Uber

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Europe's postal companies, already under pressure from Amazon.com Inc., soon could face a challenge from Uber, which is moving into deliveries, and other startups.

Atul Prakash | Reuters
February 16, 2016