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Drivewyze Expands PreClear in Oregon

Drivewyze PreClear bypass Drivewyze provides bypass opportunities at more than 800 weigh stations and inspection sites in 47 states and provinces. (Drivewyze)

Drivewyze announced truck fleets and operators using its PreClear weigh station bypass service now will receive bypasses at 10 locations in Oregon.

November 8, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

GM Sells Shuttered Lordstown, Ohio, Assembly Plant to Electric Vehicle Startup

Shuttered Ohio Assembly Plant The GM plant in Lordstown. (Maddie McGarvey/Bloomberg News)

Lordstown Motors Corp., the electric-truck startup formed specifically to save a shuttered Ohio car factory, has acquired the highly politicized plant from General Motors Co.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
November 7, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, TCA

Conn. Rail Plan Would Cut Travel From New Haven to New York by 30 Minutes

Metro-North Railroad A view of the the Metro-North Railroad's Hudson Line at the Croton–Harmon station in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., on Nov. 2, 2016. (Seth Wenig/Associated Press)

Gov. Ned Lamont will call Nov. 7 for more than $4 billion in improvements for the Metro-North Railroad to cut travel times and alleviate traffic congestion in lower Fairfield County.

Christopher Keating | The Hartford (Conn.) Courant
November 7, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, TCA

As L.A. Ports Automate, Some Workers Are Cheering On Robots

A Maersk ship unloads containers at the Port of Lost Angeles

The arrival of robots at the Port of Los Angeles is exposing a stark economic divide between two sets of Southern California workers.

Margot Roosevelt | Los Angeles Times
November 7, 2019
Business, Technology

Toyota Q2 Profit Up 1% on Healthy Global Sales

Close-up of Toyota logo Eugene Hoshiko/Associated Press

TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corp.’s net profit edged 1% higher in the July-September quarter as vehicle sales grew around the world, Japan’s top automaker reported Nov. 7.

Yuri Kageyama | Associated Press
November 7, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

IG Audit Rates DOT Information Systems ‘Not Effective’

DOT information Systems Getty Images

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s information systems and the sensitive data they contain are “not effective” in all critical “maturity levels,” according to a new audit issued by the DOT Office of the Inspector General.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 7, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Pizza Delivery in Snow No Problem With Yandex Delivery Robot

Uber Eats sign Yandex's robot will deliver meals ordered via Yandex Eats, a food-delivery app, part of a joint venture with Uber Technologies. (Lee Jin-man/Associated Press)

Yandex NV, Russia’s largest internet company, is rolling out a suitcase-sized robot that will attempt to deliver take-out despite Moscow’s winter snowstorms.

Ilya Khrennikov | Bloomberg News
November 7, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

VW Considers Sharing Autonomous-Car Tech to Defray Development Costs

Workers at a Volkswagen plant Workers on the production line at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. (Mark Elias/Bloomberg News)

Volkswagen AG is open to sharing future autonomous-vehicle systems with other manufacturers as it races to catch up with the likes of Waymo LLC in cost-intensive technologies that could transform the way people and goods move, according to an executive at the German automaker.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
November 6, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Walmart, Tesla Settle Lawsuit Over Fiery Solar Panels

Outside of Walmart store The outside of a Walmart store in Walpole, Mass., on Sept. 3, 2019. (Steven Senne/Associated Press)

NEW YORK — Walmart and Tesla have settled a lawsuit filed by the retail giant alleging that Tesla installed rooftop solar panels that caught fire.

November 6, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Elon Musk Schedules ‘Blade Runner’-Inspired Pickup Truck Unveiling for Nov. 21

Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk set a date for the debut of the electric-car maker’s first pickup and further tied the truck to the famous sci-fi movie that inspired its design.

Craig Trudell | Bloomberg News
November 6, 2019