Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Simulators Provide Virtual Scenarios for Real-World Autonomous Driving

Real-World Autonomous Driving Shutterstock

Self-driving cars virtually have made every mistake imaginable inside the office of Applied Intuition. But that's a good thing, according to the autonomous technology company.

Mark Bergen | Bloomberg News
September 12, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Trimble Product Updates Include More Precise ETAs, Expanded Final-Mile Capabilities

In.Sight conference logo

HOUSTON — Trimble introduced a host of product updates and new features for its fleet management software and technology, ranging from enhanced calculations for estimated arrival times and expanded capabilities for final-mile distribution.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
September 12, 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, Equipment, Fuel

Truck Makers Move Closer to Commercial Electric Vehicles

Commercial Electric Vehicles DAF CF Electric truck (Paccar Inc.)

U.S. truck makers, new startups and independent engine manufacturer Cummins Inc. have helped generate the early buzz on electrified trucks, cleaner emissions and less reliance on diesel fuel. Now, that buzz is generating buzz.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
September 11, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Tesla Bull Analyst Says Stock ‘No Longer Investable’

Tesla Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News

Nomura Instinet analyst Romit Shah downgraded Tesla to neutral from buy in a note titled “No Longer Investable.” The note to clients starts by pointing out that previously he’s been one of the biggest bulls on the Street since initiating coverage last October.

Joe Weisenthal | Bloomberg News
September 11, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

California Aims to Drop Fossil Fuels for Electricity by 2045

Fossil Fuels A wind farm. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California has set a goal of phasing out electricity produced by fossil fuels by 2045 under legislation signed Sept. 10 by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Jonathan J. Cooper | Associated Press
September 11, 2018
Business, Technology

Peterbilt Plans Enhancements to SmartNav

Peterbilt cab TruckPR

Peterbilt Motors Co. announced that its SmartNav communications system will soon offer the capability to install and operate the PeopleNet app directly from the truck’s in-cab display.

Transport Topics
September 10, 2018
Business, Technology

Citizens Reserve Offers Blockchain Application

Blockchain startup Citizens Reserve announced Suku, a blockchain-based platform intended to help users open new markets, improve operations and reduce costs of running supply chains.

Transport Topics
September 10, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Sept. 10: Welcome to Normaltown

U.S. Capitol building Present! Tour of the U.S. Capitol Building via YouTube

For all of the hysteria pundits have heaped on Washington in recent weeks, the current state of affairs really isn't abnormal. Here's a look ahead to the week for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 10, 2018
Business, Technology

Trimble Moves to Unite Its Trucking Technology Businesses

Steven Berglund Trimble CEO Steven Berglund. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

HOUSTON — Trimble has acquired some of the biggest names in the trucking technology sector over the past several years. Now the global technology firm is taking steps to more closely unite those businesses, including PeopleNet, TMW Systems, ALK Technologies and 10-4 Systems, to provide an end-to-end platform under the Trimble brand.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
September 10, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Daimler Plots Two-for-One Autonomous Van for City Transport

Autonomous van Daimler's Urbanetic rendered as a people carrier. (Daimler AG)

Daimler AG is developing an autonomous electric vehicle that can toggle between a people carrier and a delivery van as the German manufacturer seeks an edge over rivals such as Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo and Deutsche Post AG in shaping the future of mobility.

Leonard Kehnscherper | Bloomberg News
September 10, 2018