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Contractor Association Requests Exemption From ELD Rule

EROAD announced at the 2017 TMC Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition the commercial availability of its Electronic Logging Device (ELD) ERoad

The Power and Communication Contractors Association has requested an exemption from the impending electronic logging device mandate, according to an announcement from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 13, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Tesla Automation Faulted by NTSB in 2016 Fatal Florida Crash

Raindrops rest on the badge of Tesla Inc. Model X electric automobile in a parking lot in Frankfurt, Germany, on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. Alex Kraus/ Bloomberg News

Tesla Inc.’s design of its Autopilot system contributed to a 2016 fatal crash in Florida, accident investigators concluded as they recommended all automakers prevent autonomous driving systems from being used on roads for which they are not designed.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
September 12, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

NCDOT Considering Technology, More Truck Stops to Ease Parking Shortage


North Carolina’s Department of Transportation is exploring construction of additional truck stops and installation of sensor technology to resolve its shortage of truck parking spaces.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 12, 2017
Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Announces Updated Guidance for Automated Vehicles

Elaine Chao Bloomberg News

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on Sept. 12 unveiled updated federal guidance for automated driving systems for industry and states that want to deploy self-driving vehicles.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 12, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Trump’s Regulators Ease the Path for Self-Driving Cars

A row of Google self-driving Lexus cars at a Google event outside the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. Eric Risberg/AP

The Trump administration will alter the course set by the Obama administration on autonomous vehicle policy after industry raised concerns about elements of that initial proposal.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
September 12, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Blue Tree Systems Adds ‘Anticipation’ Feature

Telematics provider Blue Tree Systems released a feature that analyzes drivers’ braking habits on Brake Safety Day, an event sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.

September 11, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Waymo’s Matrix-Like World for Training Self-Driving Cars

Photo by Daimler, Photo Illustration by TT News

Much like student drivers, Waymo’s self-driving minivans regularly stumble upon situations they’ve never seen before.

David R. Baker | San Francisco Chronicle
September 11, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Sept. 11: That Truck Is Driving Itself

Aether Films

Super smart robot trucks capable of communicating with other robot trucks while they haul freight along highways, without a driver, is no longer science fiction.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 11, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

ACT Expo in Long Beach to Add Commercial Electric Vehicle Summit

ACT Expo promo ACT Expo

Organizers of the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo are expanding their annual event in Long Beach, Calif., to include information on and examples of commercial electric vehicles

September 11, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Self-Driving Cars Bill in Senate Veers Into Tricky Truck Debate

Daimler AG

Senate negotiators released draft legislation meant to spur the introduction of self-driving vehicles, while indicating they were undecided if their measure would encompass trucks and buses.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
September 11, 2017