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Maryland Framework Offers Connected, Automated Vehicle Guide

Fort McHenry toll plaza in Maryland Traffic at the Fort McHenry toll plaza on Interstate 95 in Maryland. (Maryland Transportation Authority)

With an eye toward the future of transportation technology, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan released the state’s Connected and Automated Vehicle Strategic Framework.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 22, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Lidar Makers Jump After Report on Apple’s Autonomous Car Plans

A lidar sensor developed by Velodyne. (Jason Alden/Bloomberg News) A lidar sensor developed by Velodyne. (Jason Alden/Bloomberg News)

Some lidar suppliers gained Dec. 22 after Reuters reported that Apple Inc. plans to build a self-driving car for consumers and is tapping outside partners for elements of the system as it develops its own battery technology.

Divya Balji and Crystal Kim | Bloomberg News
December 22, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Toyota’s Driverless Shuttles Could Double as ‘Roving Offices’

A Toyota e-Palette concept vehicle. (Toru Hanai/Bloomberg News) A Toyota e-Palette concept vehicle. (Toru Hanai/Bloomberg News)

Toyota Motor Corp. is aiming to commercialize an autonomous shipping-container-like vehicle within a few years that it says could double as a mobile store or roving office.

River Davis | Bloomberg News
December 22, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla Slides on First Day of Trading on S&P 500 Index

A Tesla charging station is seen in the U.K. on Dec. 15. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News) A Tesla charging station is seen in the U.K. on Dec. 15. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. was among the biggest drags on the S&P 500 in its first day of trading on the benchmark.

Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
December 21, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

TMC to Back Survey of Trailer Owners’ Use of Intelligence Products

Trailers kevinjeon00/Getty Images

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council announced it will underwrite a new research effort aimed at evaluating trailer owners’ adoption of intelligence products and services that are becoming increasingly available throughout the industry.

December 18, 2020
Technology

2020 Year in Review: Technology

Transport Topics Managing Editor/Features Seth Clevenger recaps the three most significant technology stories of 2020, part of our Year in Review package. 

December 18, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

Year in Review: COVID-19, Infrastructure, Regulations Dominate 2020

Truckers Drivers stand with ATA President Chris Spear (third from left), Trump and DOT chief Elaine Chao (right) during a celebration of truckers. (Jeremy Kirkpatrick/American Trucking Associations)

The memory of 2020 will be forever linked to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 18, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Year in Review: Trucking Emerges Strong After Challenging 2020

Pfizer vaccines loaded on truck Boxes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are loaded onto a truck for shipping at the Pfizer Global Supply Kalamazoo manufacturing plant in Portage, Mich., on Dec. 13. (Morry Gash, Pool/AP)

Trucking emerged from one of the most challenging years on record strong and battle-tested, as robust freight demand propelled by soaring demand for consumer goods amid the coronavirus pandemic boosted spot rates and lifted financial results for many publicly traded fleets.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 18, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Adds Temperature-Controlled Services to Tech Platform

J.B. Hunt truck John Sommers II for Transport Topics

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. announced the availability of temperature-controlled transportation services within its Shipper 360 by J.B. Hunt technology platform.

December 18, 2020
Business, Technology

Cybertruck Toy Release Delayed Five Months, but Don’t Blame Tesla

CyberTruck toy made by Mattel The Cybertruck toy, which comes with a smashed-window sticker, won't ship til May 2021. (Engadget via YouTube)

Tesla Inc. watchers know all about blown deadlines for product releases by the electric vehicle manufacturer, but even fans of the brand who are too young to drive won’t be getting a promised Cybertruck stocking stuffer this year.

Chester Dawson | Bloomberg News
December 17, 2020

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