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Government, Business, Technology

Turkey’s Erdogan Vows US Boycott, but Diplomats Resume Talks

Recep Tayyip Erdogan Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures prior to delivering a speech in Ankara, Turkey, on Aug. 14. (Pool photo via AP)

Turkey’s president appeared to escalate a dispute with the United States that has helped foment a Turkish currency crisis, claiming Aug. 14 that his country will boycott U.S.-made electronic goods. Behind the scenes, however, diplomats resumed contact to ease tensions.

Suzan Fraser | Associated Press
August 14, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Will Your Next Truck Be a Plug-In?

RoadSigns podcast

Are electric vehicles poised to break through in commercial transportation? Episode 3 of RoadSigns has the answer. Click to listen.

Transport Topics
August 13, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Podcast Debut: ‘RoadSigns’ Tackles Autonomous

RoadSigns podcast

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Transport Topics' new podcast: RoadSigns. Our debut episode focuses on how the trucking industry’s steady and ongoing development of autonomous technology may someday affect truck drivers. Click to listen!

Transport Topics
June 11, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

How a Billion-Dollar Autonomous Vehicle Startup Lost Its Way

Rendering of autonomous car Jacky Leung/Getty Images

Quanergy Systems Inc. found itself in the center of a sudden frenzy over self-driving cars in 2014. It makes lidar, which bounces lasers off objects to help autonomous cars know what is nearby.

Joshua Brustein and Mark Bergen | Bloomberg News
August 13, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

NHTSA Certifies eNow Truck Rooftop Mounting Systems

eNow Truck Rooftop Mounting Systems ENow solar power panels at the 2017 Green Truck Summit and Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Renewable energy company eNow announced that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration certified its method of mounting solar power systems on truck rooftops as meeting federal safety standards.

Transport Topics
August 13, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Task Force to Study Autonomous Technology Underway in Oklahoma

Oklahoma welcome sign J. Stephen Conn/Flickr

Oklahoma state officials have held the first meeting of a task force that will study autonomous vehicles and how agencies and local governments should respond to the emerging technology.

Dale Denwalt | The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City)
August 13, 2018
Business, Technology

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Says ‘Funding Secured’ Tweet Followed Meeting With Saudis

Tesla closeup AP

Tesla’s Elon Musk said in a blog post he reported the funding was secured for a go-private transaction after meeting with the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund July 31, after the Saudi fund bought almost 5% of Tesla stock.

Polina Noskova | Bloomberg News
August 13, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Utility Selects New Curtain for Trailers

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. announced the Kin-Sider from Kinedyne will be the new standard curtain installed on Utility’s Tautliner curtain-sided trailers.

Transport Topics
August 10, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Former Chief Tesla Vehicle Engineer Doug Field Returns to Apple

Doug Field Tony Gutierrez/AP Images

Apple Inc. said it rehired Doug Field after the executive spent about five years at Tesla Inc. in charge of vehicle engineering.

Mark Gurman and Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
August 10, 2018
Business, Technology

Loop’s Fuel Cell Range Extender to Be Evaluated in SoCal

Loop Energy announced its heavy-duty fuel cell range extender will power two zero-emissions, hybrid-electric Class 8 drayage trucks as part of a fuel cell truck project in Southern California.

Transport Topics
August 10, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Self-Driving Truck Startup Kodiak Secures $40 Million in Series A

Kodiak Robotics co-founders Don Burnette and Paz Eshel Kodiak Robotics co-founders Don Burnette (left) and Paz Eshel. (Kodiak Robotics)

Kodiak Robotics, founded in April by Don Burnette and Paz Eshel, said it has raised $40 million from a group of venture capital investment firms, including Battery Ventures, CRV, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Tusk Ventures.

Joe Antoshak | Editorial Researcher
August 9, 2018

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