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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 | Senior 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.

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
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Firms Try to Mimic Uber for Freight Shipments; Analysts See Both Opportunities and Pitfalls

Transfix

Fledgling companies are advancing the adaptation of Uber’s transportation model to arrange freight shipments, a step that experts believe offers a combination of opportunities in several trucking sectors as well as pitfalls.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
November 1, 2015
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Convoy Debuts, Aiming to Be the Uber of Trucks

katsrcool/Flickr

Trucking isn't the first thing that comes to mind when considering industries ripe for disruption.

Dina Bass | Bloomberg News
October 27, 2015
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Flexport Wants to Be the Uber of Ocean Freight

Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Uber Technologies Inc. is changing the way people move around cities; Flexport wants to do the same with cargo in the holds of ocean-going containerships.

Eric Newcomer | Bloomberg News
May 11, 2015
Business, Technology, Autonomous

UPS, Google’s Schmidt Invest in Uber-Type Delivery Startup

Google Inc. chairman Eric Schmidt and UPS Inc. have invested in Roadie Inc., a service that links people who want packages shipped with people willing to drive them.

Michael Sasso | Bloomberg News
January 27, 2015

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