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Government, Business, Technology

NHTSA Scared This Self-Driving Entrepreneur Off the Road

Self-driving cars are getting closer by the day, but they won’t be coming from hacking phenomenon George Hotz.

Kyle Stock | Bloomberg News
October 28, 2016
Business, Technology

Orders for Capital Goods Decline by Most Since February

Meg Roussos/Bloomberg News

Orders for U.S. business equipment fell in September by the most in seven months, indicating corporate investment is having trouble gaining traction.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
October 27, 2016
Government, Business, Safety, Technology

ATA President Chris Spear: Congress Is Better Forum for Autonomous Technology Discussions

Spear by Jaclyn O'Laughlin

WASHINGTON — The trucking industry’s chief representative on Oct. 26 called on Congress to take the lead on policy decisions regarding self-driving commercial technology.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 26, 2016
Government, Business, Technology

Advisory Panel Asks FMCSA to 'Get a Seat at the Table' on Autonomous Truck Issues

Freightliner Trucks

A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration advisory committee formally asked the agency to get “proactive and involved” with a Department of Transportation inter-agency group to get the commercial motor vehicle industry “a seat at the table” to work on the design, safety and regulatory aspects of autonomous trucks.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 26, 2016
Business, Technology

Google Express Expands Across Southeast, Northwest

Google Express

Google announced it is extending its online shopping and delivery service across the Southeast and Northwest. With the increase, Google Express will reach 70 million more people, according to the company.

Nancy Dahlberg | Miami Herald
October 25, 2016
Editorial, Business, Technology

Editorial: Mechanical Evolution Marches On

We have recently participated in a lot of discussion and activity about autonomous and platoon trucking, and while some of it has an exhilarating, almost science fiction feel to it — especially the in-person demonstrations — there also are aspects of it that are, well, commonplace.

October 24, 2016
Government, Business, Technology

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker Announces Automated Driving Technology Committee

Scott Eisen/Bloomberg News

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed an executive order Oct. 20 outlining his plan for “The AV Working Group,” his committee on automated vehicles.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 21, 2016
Business, Technology

LiveOnWeb Replay: Master Class on Autonomous Trucking

Neil Abt, Fred Andersky, Seth Clevenger

In LiveOnWeb's “Master Class on Autonomous Trucking,” Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems' Fred Andersky joined TT's Neil Abt and Seth Clevenger for a high-level look at platooning, automation and autonomous vehicles, featuring answers to your questions. Watch the replay.

October 20, 2016
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

FMCSA Grants Bendix Video Camera Permanent Exemption

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announced the video camera component of its Wingman Fusion collision mitigation technology and AutoVue lane departure warning system will remain compliant with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rules, following an exemption that was recently made permanent.

October 17, 2016
Business, Technology

Carriers Must Leverage Technology, Data to Improve Profitability, Supplier Execs Say

Joseph Terry/TT

LAS VEGAS — More trucking companies will become efficient and profitable if they embrace new technology and “big data” analysis of industry trends, two technology executives told an audience here Oct. 4 at American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
October 17, 2016