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Fleetilla, Polte Team on Asset-Tracking Tech

Fleetilla, an asset-tracking and fleet management company, announced a collaboration with Polte Corp., a location-technology company, and will integrate Polte’s technologies into its services, according to a news release.

April 12, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber’s Investment in Autonomous Tech Tops $1 Billion Since 2015

Uber A fleet of Uber's autonomous vehicles. (Bloomberg News)

Uber Technologies Inc. has spent more than $1 billion on autonomous vehicle technology to compete with giants such as Alphabet Inc., Apple Inc. and General Motors Co.

Mark Bergen | Bloomberg News
April 12, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Stanadyne Buys Pure Power Technologies

Stanadyne has acquired Pure Power Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of diesel fuel injectors and turbochargers headquartered in Columbia, S.C.

April 12, 2019
Business, Technology

GM Talks With Amazon-Backed Electric Truck Maker Said to Collapse

Truck Model of the Rivian pickup at the LA Auto Show. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Talks between General Motors Co. and electric-vehicle startup Rivian Automotive Inc. about the largest U.S. carmaker buying an equity stake have reached an impasse and may be dead, sources familiar with the matter said.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
April 12, 2019
Business, Technology

Tesla Makes It Tougher to Buy Standard $35,000 Model 3

Tesla Tesla Model 3s being transported for delivery to customers. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. announced a series of changes to its vehicle lineup and pricing, including making it tougher to buy its newly available entry-level $35,000 car.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
April 12, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Bridgestone Adds Ecopia Steer Tire

Bridgestone Americas Inc. announced the launch of its Bridgestone R284 Ecopia steer tire, which is designed for improved fuel economy, enhanced treadwear and is SmartWay-certified for low rolling resistance.

April 12, 2019
Business, Technology

Renovus Capital Partners Buys Majority Stake in KSM Consulting

KSM office KSM

Renovus Capital Partners, a Wayne, Pa.-based investment firm that holds stakes in nearly two dozen companies that provide education and training services, has acquired a majority interest in KSM Consulting in Indianapolis.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 12, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Editorial

Editorial: Keeping Up With the ‘Hands’ of Time

The notion of being a “hands-on” worker still carries weight in professional circles. Increasingly, though, some of the things that once were decidedly “hands-on” are becoming much more “hands-off” thanks to the march of technological innovation.

Transport Topics
April 11, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Retailers, Logistics Firms Expand Final-Mile Delivery to Meet Rising E-Commerce Expectations

Workhorse Group delivery drone Workhorse Group showcases an electric van and a delivery drone in the exhibit hall at Home Delivery World in Philadelphia. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics )

PHILADELPHIA — Retailers and transportation providers are embracing a blend of final-mile delivery strategies to keep pace with rapidly shifting online shopping habits.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
April 11, 2019
Business, Technology

Warehouse Tech Startup Stord Receives $12.4 Million Investment

Stord Stord CEO Sean Henry (left) and CTO Jacob Boudreau founded the company in 2015. (Stord Inc.)

Stord Inc., an Atlanta-based startup that offers a technology platform for warehouse operators to market unused space, has received $12.4 million in funding from a group of investors that includes Tom Noonan and Chris Klaus, Dynamo, Rise of the Rest Fund and Engage Ventures.

April 11, 2019

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