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Anthony Levandowski Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison

Anthony Levandowski leaves courtroom In a file photo, Anthony Levandowski (left) and attorney Miles Ehrlich exit federal court in San Jose, Calif., Aug. 27, 2019. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Autonomous driving engineer Anthony Levandowski was ordered to spend 18 months in prison for stealing trade secrets from Google as he defected to Uber Technologies Inc., in one of the highest-profile criminal cases to hit Silicon Valley.

Joel Rosenblatt | Bloomberg News
August 4, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Senate Panel to Consider USDOT IG Nominee Eric Soskin

USDOT sign Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the U.S. Department of Transportation’s internal watchdog division is scheduled to appear before a Senate panel Aug. 6.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 4, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Eaton Posts Q2 Operating Loss in Vehicle Unit

Eaton An Eaton booth at an industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Power management company Eaton Corp. reported sharp drops in net income and revenue in the second quarter as the novel coronavirus pandemic cut vehicle production at key customers.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 4, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

DOT Funds Four New University Transportation Centers

Ohio State Part of the Ohio State University's campus. The largest individual award was given to the school. (abalcazar/Getty Images)

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced $4.9 million in funding has been awarded to support four new University Transportation Centers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 4, 2020
Business, Technology

Ford to Promote Farley to CEO After Hackett’s Failed Turnaround Bid

James Farley speaks as Jim Hackett listens during an event at CES in Las Vegas in 2018. Jim Farley speaks as Jim Hackett listens during an event at CES in Las Vegas in 2018. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Ford Motor Co. will promote Jim Farley to CEO on Oct. 1 to replace Jim Hackett, who has elected to retire after his three-year bid to turn around the automaker failed to gain traction.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
August 4, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

HDMA President, COO Tim Kraus Plans to Retire

Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association President Tim Kraus plans to retire early next year, the organization announced Aug. 3.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 3, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

SAF-Holland to Supply Air Suspension for VW E-Delivery Truck in Brazil

VW e-vehicle SAF-Holland

SAF-Holland announced it has been selected to supply the rear-drive air suspensions for the new VW electric delivery truck in Brazil.

August 3, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Penske Truck Leasing Adds Core-Mark as EV Customer

Penske Truck Leasing announced longtime customer Core-Mark Holding Co. deployed one of Penske’s Class 8 battery-electric Freightliner eCascadias into its fleet.

August 3, 2020
Business, Technology

Lordstown Motors Goes Public Following Reverse Merger

The Lordstown Motors Endurance electric pick-up is seen at a launch event in Ohio on June 25. The Lordstown Motors Endurance electric pick-up is seen at a launch event in Ohio on June 25. (Tony Dejak/Associated Press)

Lordstown Motors Corp., the electric-truck startup that stepped in to save a shuttered General Motors Co. factory in Ohio, will be listed on the Nasdaq and gain an infusion of $675 million through a merger with a publicly traded funding vehicle.

August 3, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Brake Suppliers Invest in Sensing Technology

Technician installs brake pads A technician installs brake pads on a disc brake setup. (Bendix)

Integrating braking systems with sensors and telematics can enable more timely maintenance, reduce unplanned downtime and optimize component life while supporting “brake health.”

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
August 3, 2020

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