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Commercial freight transportation businesses rely on data, intelligence, and novel solutions for operational efficiency. Transport Topics technology coverage investigates available technologies, real-world applications of business solutions, and the strategies necessary for advancement. News topics focus on the latest applied science, and issues range from autonomous vehicle and robotics innovations to management software, tracking and transparency, data analytics, blockchain, and the internet of things.

Business, Technology, Autonomous

Samsara Offers New Dash Camera, Invests In Artificial Intelligence

Samsara dash cam Samsara

Samsara, a San Francisco-based tech firm that is developing internet-connected sensors to monitor mobile assets, has unveiled a dash camera that uses artificial intelligence to identify dangerous driving behaviors.

February 15, 2019

Transport Topics Podcasts

RoadSigns podcast

Check out the latest podcast episodes of our RoadSigns and LiveOnWeb programs. Episode 2 of our Season Intersession of RoadSigns, "Is Trucking Charging Toward an Electric Reality?" is now available. Check back here often as new content is always being added!

Transport Topics
January 3, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

Battery Maker ZAF Energy Systems Gets Investment From Wirtz Manufacturing

ZAF Energy Systems Inc., a developer of next-generation battery technology, has received investment capital from Wirtz Manufacturing, a global company specializing in equipment design and technology for the lead-acid battery market, according to a ZAF statement.

February 15, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Amazon Leads $700 Million Investment in Electric Car Maker Rivian

Amazon Model of an electric Rivian truck. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Amazon.com led a $700 million equity investment in Rivian Automotive, the electric pickup and SUV maker preparing to deliver its first vehicles next year.

David Welch and Chester Dawson | Bloomberg News
February 15, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Wabco Reports Record Annual Revenue

Wabco booth at MC&E Wabco's booth at a recent industry trade show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Commercial vehicle supplier Wabco Holdings Inc. reported lower net income and revenue for the fourth quarter, while full-year revenue set a record despite a slowdown in certain key markets.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 15, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

VW Targets Carbon-Neutral Production for First Electric Car

Volkswagen Logo Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

Volkswagen AG plans to save 1 million tons of carbon-dioxide emissions a year by making production of its first electric model carbon neutral, part of an effort to clean up its image in the aftermath of the diesel-cheating scandal.

Chris Reiter and Brian Parkin | Bloomberg News
February 15, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

VW, Ford Discuss Alliance on Self-Driving Cars

Ford Daniel Acker.Bloomberg News

Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG are progressing toward an agreement to join forces on self-driving cars and have overcome earlier obstacles, according to people familiar with the talks.

Keith Naughton and Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
February 15, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Top 100

Class 8 Sales Jump 39.7% in January

Class 8 Sales New trucks on the lot at Kentuckiana's Premier Truck Center in Clarksville, Ind. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Daimler Trucks North America rode its Freightliner brand to a nearly 50% market share of U.S. Class 8 retail sales in January as volume industrywide cleared 20,000 units, WardsAuto.com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 14, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Nuro Raises Nearly $1 Billion From SoftBank Vision Fund

Kroger and Nuro's R1 driverless delivery vehicle Kroger and Nuro's R1 driverless delivery vehicle. (Andrew Brown/The Kroger Co. via AP)

Nuro, a robotics company specializing in automating local commerce deliveries, has secured $940 million in funding from the SoftBank Vision Fund, according to a Feb. 11 press release.

February 14, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Los Angeles Nixes Plan to Upgrade Three Natural Gas Generators

LNG Ken James/Bloomberg News

Los Angeles will ditch a plan to spend billions rebuilding three natural gas-fired power plants as the city moves toward getting all of its electricity from renewable energy.

Mark Chediak | Bloomberg News
February 14, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

GM Cruise Falls Short of Self-Driving Test Miles Projection

GM David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

In late 2017, the co-founder of General Motors Co.’s self-driving unit told investors the company was on the verge of putting 1 million miles a month on its autonomous test cars. That projection proved to be quite a stretch.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
February 14, 2019

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