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Eaton Cummins to Expand Automated Transmission Lineup

Endurant transmission A view of the Eaton Cummins Endurant transmission at a 2019 industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies announced it is expanding its Endurant automated transmission lineup with the Endurant XD series, which is undergoing testing under severe conditions and is scheduled to be available in 2021.

March 20, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, TCA

Tesla Suspends More Production; Elon Musk Says He’s Working on Ventilators

Signage displayed outside Tesla's solar panel factory in Buffalo, N.Y., in December 2018. Signage displayed outside Tesla's solar panel factory in Buffalo, N.Y., in December 2018. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. announced March 19 that it would suspend most production and close its factories in Buffalo, N.Y., and California due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Geoff Herbert | Syracuse (N.Y.) Media Group
March 20, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

Anthony Levandowski Pleads Guilty to Stealing Trade Secrets From Google

Anthony Levandowski Levandowski at an industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Autonomous technology developer Anthony Levandowski has pleaded guilty to federal theft of trade secrets charges, according to documents filed in federal court March 19.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 20, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Averitt Announces New Safety, Efficiency Initiatives

Averitt Averitt Express Inc.

Averitt Express in a pair of news releases has announced initiatives aimed at improving the safety of its drivers and the efficiency of its deliveries.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 18, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, TCA

Tesla’s Fremont Factory Forced to Shut Down Under Shelter-in-Place Order

An aerial view of Tesla's Fremont, Calif., assembly plant in October 2019. An aerial view of Tesla's Fremont, Calif., assembly plant in October 2019. (Sam Hall/Bloomberg News)

After some confusion, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department in California said March 17 the car plant was not “essential,” and like most other businesses must shut down under the county’s shelter-in-place order that took effect March 17.

Chase DiFeliciantonio | San Francisco Chronicle
March 18, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Meritor Terminates Agreement With Wabco

Meritor booth at industry show John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Meritor Inc. announced the distribution agreement between the company and a subsidiary of Wabco Holdings Inc. was terminated effective March 13.

March 18, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Truck-Lite Announces Agreement With Star Leasing

Truck-Lite Road Ready system John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Truck-Lite Co. announced an agreement with Star Leasing Co. to supply LED lighting and harnessing products as standard equipment on new trailer builds and to integrate its Road Ready telematics system into the fleet’s new and existing trailers.

March 17, 2020
Business, Technology

Amazon Glitch Stymies Whole Foods, Grocery Deliveries

A shopping cart sits inside a Whole Foods location in Burbank, Calif., in June 2018. A shopping cart sits inside a Whole Foods location in Burbank, Calif., in June 2018. (Dania Maxwell/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. suffered a technical glitch March 15 that affected online grocery orders through its Whole Foods and Amazon Fresh delivery services, which have become lifelines for household essentials for people looking to avoid stores due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Spencer Soper and Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
March 16, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Enhanced Bendix System Available in Kenworth Models

Bendix Wingman Fusion Kenworth truck Kenworth

Bendix Commercial Vehicle System’s advanced driver assistance system is available for new heavy- and medium-duty Kenworth trucks, the company announced March 13.

March 13, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Driverless Cars Have Arrived, and They All Look Like Loaves of Bread

Driverless The May Mobility shuttle. (Keith Naughton/Bloomberg News)

Do automakers investing billions in the self-driving cars of tomorrow risk repeating the same mistake they made with electric cars a decade ago?

March 13, 2020

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