Technology
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Toyota Invests $500 Million in Uber

Uber sign Eric Risberg/Associated Press

Toyota Motor Corp. is expanding an alliance with Uber Technologies Inc. through a new investment and a plan to get self-driving cars on the road, a person familiar with the matter said.

Eric Newcomer | Bloomberg News
August 27, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Rugged Ram Truck Has a Secret Inside: A Small Electric Motor

2019 Dodge Ram 1500 Limited pickup truck The 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 Limited pickup truck is unveiled during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Jan. 15, 2018. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

“Mild” is not a word that usually is associated with brawny pickups. But Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is betting it can sell more Ram 1500s by turning its famous V-8 Hemi engine into a mild hybrid, and clean up its industry-worst emissions record in the process

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
August 27, 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, Fuel

Nissan Launches China-Focused Electric Car

Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission A worker inspects a Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission at a production line in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China, on Aug. 27. (Vincent Yu/AP)

GUANGZHOU, China — Nissan’s first electric sedan designed for China began production Aug. 27 at the start of a wave of dozens of planned lower-cost electrics being created by global automakers for their biggest market.

Associated Press
August 27, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, TCA

New Mexico Committed to Reversing Trend of Workplace Fatalities

Car entering highway work zone A highway work zone in Bernalillo, N.M. (Susan Montoya Bryan/AP)

In 2016, the most recent year for which comprehensive data is available nationally, 41 individuals were killed in work-related incidents in New Mexico.

Marie C. Baca | Albuquerque Journal
August 27, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Nel Expands Plant to Make Electrolyzers for Nikola

Nel ASA has begun construction of what it says is the world’s largest electrolyzer manufacturing plant, fully automated and able to deliver electrolyzers at a game-changing cost.

Transport Topics
August 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Kenworth Celebrates Plant Anniversary, Offers Near-Zero Natural Gas Engine

Kenworth T680 The Kenworth T680 is among models available for order with the Cummins Westport ISX12N near-zero NOx emissions natural gas engine. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Kenworth Truck Co. announced a major milestone at its Renton, Wash., truck plant, and the availability of the Cummins Westport ISX12N Near Zero natural gas engine in certain models.

Transport Topics
August 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety

Stoneridge Fills New Chief Technology Officer Post

Stoneridge booth at TMC 2018 The Stoneridge booth shows MirrorEye technology at the Technology & Maintenance Council's meeting in Atlanta in March. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Commercial vehicle supplier Stoneridge Inc. appointed Laurent Borne chief technology officer, a newly created position.

Transport Topics
August 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Volkswagen Reportedly Tried to Buy Self-Driving Car Startup Aurora

Self-Driving Car Startup Aurora self-driving car. (Aurora)

Volkswagen apparently wants to be more than just friends with Aurora Innovation, a self-driving car company testing autonomous vehicles in Pittsburgh.

Aaron Aupperlee | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
August 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Wabco Opens Primary Tech Hub in Germany, Adds Hino Trucks as Customer

Wabco Customer Care Center Wabco’s dedicated Customer Care Center in Auburn Hills, Mich. (Wabco Holdings Inc.)

Wabco has opened the Global Technology and Innovation Center in Hanover, Germany, the Brussels-based global supply company announced. It also will supply braking and advanced driver assistance systems to U.S.-made heavy-duty Hino Trucks.

Transport Topics
August 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Video Insights

Lytx onboard cam Onboard cameras, such as the DriveCam from Lytx, are giving fleets greater visibility across their operations. (Lytx)

Traditional truck telematics systems offer fleet managers a lot of data on the performance of their drivers and vehicles, but integrating onboard cameras can provide valuable information that those systems can’t capture on their own, according to technology suppliers.

Katie Pyzyk | Special to Transport Topics
August 24, 2018

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