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TMC Study Group Continues to Craft Guidance for ADAS Training

TMC ADAS group Amanda Schuier (clockwise from top left), Christopher Sterwerf, Greg Johnsen and Erica Schueller. (TMC/Transport Topics)

Progress is underway for guidance documents for advanced driver assistance systems, according to a Technology & Maintenance Council study group.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 14, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Tractor-Trailer Interfaces Take Shape in Many Ways

tractor to trailer connections Tractor-to-trailer air and electrical connections.(Technology & Maintenance Council)

Efforts to ensure the needed connections for exchanging more data between a tractor and trailer continue from many directions as electronics and sensors are increasingly coming to trailers, experts said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 14, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Audi Takes On Tesla’s Model Y With Entry-Priced Electric SUV

Audi Q4 e-tron concept The Audi Q4 e-tron concept SUV is unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show on March 5, 2019. (Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg)

Audi’s new Q4 e-tron will go head-to-head with Tesla Inc. in the fast-growing market of compact crossover SUVs to help parent Volkswagen AG narrow its electric-car sales gap with the world leader.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
April 14, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Skyrocketing Metal Prices Threaten to Hinder EV Affordability

processed lithium An employee holds processed lithium at a Talison Lithium Ltd. facility in Greenbushes, Australia. (Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg)

A surge in demand for electric vehicles is sending the price of raw materials soaring, threatening to slow the push toward making cheaper batteries that are key to more widespread adoption.

Annie Lee | Bloomberg News
April 14, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

DOT Rebrands BUILD Program to RAISE, Makes $1 Billion Available

Construction JasonDoiy/Getty Images

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced April 13 that $1 billion in funding is available for grants to support infrastructure projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 13, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Cruise to Operate Autonomous Vehicle in Dubai

Cruise vehicle Cruise vehicle by Stephen Brashear for Cruise

DETROIT — Autonomous electric shuttles slated to be built in Detroit will be on the streets of Dubai after an agreement between self-driving company Cruise, which is largely owned by General Motors Co., and Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority.

April 13, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Domino’s Uses Nuro Vehicles for Autonomous Delivery in Houston

Domino's Nuro Domino’s and Nuro launched autonomous pizza delivery in Houston. (Domino's/Nuro)

Domino’s, the world’s largest pizza company, on April 12 began offering autonomous pizza delivery services to select customers in Houston through a partnership with self-driving delivery vehicle company Nuro.

Erik Bascome | Staten Island Advance, N.Y.
April 13, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

MVTS Finds FlowBelow Technologies Bring Significant Fuel Savings

FlowBelow Tractor Aerokit Mesilla Valley Transportation Solutions realized fuel savings of 3.16 gallons per 1,000 miles, or 2.13%, testing the Tractor AeroKit. (FlowBelow Aero Inc.)

Mesilla Valley Transportation Solutions tested FlowBelow Aero Inc.’s tractor and trailer wheel covers for the first time as well as the Tractor AeroKit, and found that each technology provided significant fuel savings.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 13, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Top 100

TT Wins Five Regional ‘Azbee’ Awards

Screenshots of TT's gold-winning Wheels of Justice series and Top 100 For-Hire Carriers supplement Screenshots of TT's gold-winning Wheels of Justice series (left) and Top 100 For-Hire Carriers supplement

The American Society of Business Publication Editors has recognized Transport Topics’ 2020 coverage of the trucking industry with five regional “Azbee” awards.

April 12, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Biden Reassures Chip Summit of Bipartisan Support for New Funds

President Joe Biden leads the CEO Summit on Semiconductor and Supply Chain Resilience President Joe Biden leads the virtual CEO Summit on Semiconductor and Supply Chain Resilience in the Roosevelt Room of the White House Monday. (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press)

President Joe Biden told companies vying with each other for a sharply constrained global supply of semiconductors that he has bipartisan support for government funding to address a shortage that has idled automakers worldwide.

April 12, 2021

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