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Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

CEO Elon Musk Makes Self-Driving Technology Tesla’s Costly New Calling

Tesla A look at the technology outfitted in a Tesla vehicle. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc.’s calling used to be bringing affordable electric cars to the masses. Elon Musk is now ripping up the script, vowing to pair self-driving technology with a sharing service that will make it crazy for consumers to buy other cars.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
April 23, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

UPS Sees Payoff From $20 Billion Tech Bet, but Investors Remain Wary

UPS Kim Raff/Bloomberg News

UPS Inc. is counting on algorithms you can’t see to prove that investors were wrong to doubt its three-year, $20 billion technological makeover. It’s all part of CEO David Abney’s bet on squeezing out costs and becoming more nimble as UPS adjusts to surging e-commerce deliveries.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
April 23, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Alphabet’s Waymo to Revive Detroit Plant With Self-Driving Cars

Idled American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. facility in Detroit (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo has picked an idled American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. facility in Detroit as the site where it will equip vehicles made by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and Jaguar Land Rover Automotive with self-driving technology.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
April 23, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Alphabet’s Drone Delivery Business Cleared for Takeoff by FAA

Drone A Wing drone in action, dropping off a package. (Charles Mostoller/Bloomberg News)

An offshoot of Alphabet Inc.’s Google has become the first drone operator to receive government approval as an airline, an important step that gives it the legal authority to begin dropping products to actual customers.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
April 23, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Kenworth, Toyota Join Forces to Reduce Emissions at California Ports

Kenworth, Toyota One of the Class 8 trucks that will run using hydrogen fuel cells on display at the event. (Truck PR/Flickr)

LOS ANGELES — Kenworth Trucks joined forces with several allies April 22 in the battle against greenhouse gases, unveiling three of 10 Class 8 trucks that will run using hydrogen fuel cells developed by Toyota.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
April 23, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

Cameron Ramsdell to Lead Newly Formed U.S. Xpress Ventures

U.S. XPress truck John Sommers II for Transport Topics

U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc. announced it established U.S. Xpress Ventures, a business unit focused on developing and implementing new asset-based business models and technology strategies within the company. It named Cameron Ramsdell president of the new unit.

April 23, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

TruStar Energy Reaches Construction Milestone

TruStar Energy A TruStar fueling station. (TruStar Energy Corp.)

TruStar Energy announced it completed construction of its 250th compressed natural gas fueling station, a UPS Inc. facility in Plainfield, Ind.

April 22, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Tesla Gears Up for Driverless Cars in 2020 Amid Skepticism

Tesla SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg News

SAN FRANCISCO — Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears poised to transform the company’s electric cars into driverless vehicles in a risky bid to realize a bold vision that he has been floating for years.

Michael Liedtke and Tom Krisher | Associated Press
April 22, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

Thermo King, Chanje Form Last-Mile Partnership

Chanje A Chanje electric van. (Chanje Energy)

Thermo King has partnered with vehicle maker Chanje to create a refrigerated version of Chanje’s V8100 all-electric last-mile delivery van.

April 22, 2019
Business, Technology

Design Interactive Launches TMC SuperTech Game

Child playing TMCSuperTech: The Game Design Interactive

Design Interactive Inc., a provider of augmented and virtual reality-based fleet maintenance training solutions for the transportation industry, announced it is providing a mobile augmented reality game of the Technology & Maintenance Council’s National Technician Skills Competition, TMC SuperTech.

April 22, 2019