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VTNA Pursues Intuitive AI to Improve Safety

Perceptive Automata dashboard view (PRWeb)

Volvo Trucks North America announced it has demonstrated how leveraging “human intuition artificial intelligence” — that reads the intention and awareness of vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorists — can enhance the situational awareness of truck drivers.

June 21, 2019
Government, Technology, Safety

FMCSA Electronic IT System Glitch Expected to Delay Portion of Driver Training Rule

Student driver truck FMCSA is working on a temporary fix to solve the glitch that is delaying full implementation of the new Entry Level Driver Training rule. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration electronic information system glitch is delaying full implementation of the Entry Level Driver Training rule, an agency spokesman confirmed.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 20, 2019
Business, Technology

Tesla Analysts Warn on Demand, Profits as Quarter Nears End

Tesla Justin Chin/Bloomberg News

The concerns around the demand for Tesla Inc.’s cars are resurfacing as the second quarter nears a close, with Goldman Sachs analyst David Tamberrino saying volume estimates for the second half of the year and beyond appear to be high, considering there are now fewer “levers to pull to stoke demand going forward.”

Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
June 20, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Shopify Sets Up Fulfillment Network in US, Just Like Amazon

Shopify point-of-sale technology The new Shopify point-of-sale system. (Business Wire)

Shopify Inc. plans to spend $1 billion to set up a network of fulfillment centers in the United States to help merchants using its e-commerce platform deliver products more quickly and cheaply, much the way does.

Paula Sambo | Bloomberg News
Simran Jagdev | Bloomberg News
June 19, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: The Movement of Goods Can Be Eased by Technology

Companies must consider tools that can improve control over the distribution process and maximize efforts that contribute to the bottom line, says Brian Hodgson of Descartes Systems Group.

Brian Hodgson | Senior Vice President, Industry Strategy, Descartes Systems Group
June 19, 2019
Business, Technology

Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman Gives Oxford University $189 Million for AI Studies

Stephen Schwarzman Stephen Schwarzman by Markus Schreiber/AP

LONDON — American billionaire Stephen Schwarzman, CEO of the private equity firm Blackstone, has given Oxford University $188.6 million for a new institute that will study the ethical implications of artificial intelligence and computing technologies.

Danica Kirka | Associated Press
June 19, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Walmart Targets Automated ‘Middle-Mile’ Delivery to Cut Shipping Costs

Walmart autonomous vehicles Walmart autonomous vehicles by Matthew Boyle/Bloomberg

Walmart Inc. came to dominate retailing through its mastery of logistics. But even the world’s biggest store doesn’t make money selling its wares online in the United States, largely due to runaway shipping costs. So the retailer is turning to robots.

Keith Naughton and Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
June 19, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Tesla Downplays Defense Company’s Hack Into Model 3 GPS System

Tesla Autopilot A Tesla Model S equipped with Autopilot. (Bloomberg)

An autonomous systems defense company contends it has successfully spoofed the GPS mechanism of a Tesla Model 3 using the automaker’s latest Autopilot technology, sending the vehicle off its intended route.

Josh Petri | Bloomberg News
June 19, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Volvo Group, Nvidia to Co-Develop Autonomous Vehicles

Jensen Huang and Martin Lundstedt Nvidia's Jensen Huang and Volvo's Martin Lundstedt. (Nvidia)

The Volvo Group announced it has expanded its relationship with Nvidia Corp. and the two companies will co-develop the decision-making system for Volvo’s autonomous commercial vehicles intended eventually for use on public roads and transportation facilities, among other applications.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 18, 2019
Business, Technology

VW Steps Up Software Push With Own Operating System

VW Alex Kraus/Bloomberg News

Volkswagen AG is stepping up the pace of its digital transformation with a plan to pool some 5,000 digital experts into a single unit that will develop “vw.os,” a uniform software operating system across all new models.

Elisabeth Behrmann | Bloomberg News
June 18, 2019