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Wal-Mart Seeks to Test Drones for Home Delivery

Rick Wilking/Reuters

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. applied to U.S. regulators for permission to test drones for home delivery, curbside pickup and checking warehouse inventories, a sign it plans to go head-to-head with Amazon in using drones to fill and deliver online orders.

Nathan Layne | Reuters
October 27, 2015
Business, Technology, Government

Orders for Business Equipment in US Unexpectedly Decline

Ty Wright/Bloomberg News

Orders for business equipment unexpectedly declined in September as tepid global markets gave American companies little reason to expand.

October 27, 2015
Business, Technology

Navman Wireless Releases New GPS Platform

Fleet telematics provider Navman Wireless has released a new GPS software platform, Navman Wireless Director.

October 26, 2015
Business, Technology

Airport for Drones Moving Freight Planned in Rwanda

Foster + Partners

Rwanda may become the base for a network of so-called droneports for remote-controlled aircraft to deliver urgent cargo to remote parts of the tiny country known as the Land of a Thousand Hills.

Helen Nyambura-Mwaura | Bloomberg News
October 19, 2015
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Lytx Upgrades Video-Based Safety System That Monitors Driver Fatigue, Distraction

Lytx Inc.

Lytx Inc. said it is upgrading its DriveCam video-based safety system with a new service aimed at helping fleets prevent distracted and fatigued driving.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 19, 2015
Business, Technology

Workhorse Group to Begin Testing Delivery Drone

Workhorse Group Inc.

Workhorse Group Inc. said it won Federal Aviation Administration approval to test its unmanned aircraft system called HorseFly, which is designed to fly to and from the company’s electric delivery vehicle.

October 15, 2015
Business, Technology

Platoons of Autonomous Trucks, Driverless Buses to Shape Singapore's Future

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology

Singapore unveiled its public transport future, and it was a vision of passengers commuting in driverless buses along roads and freeways populated by platoons of autonomous trucks following a single driver.

October 13, 2015
Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Railroads Seek Reprieve to Install PTC Systems

Efforts are being made in Washington to address the Dec. 31 deadline for U.S. freight railroads to comply with a federal mandate to finish installing the crash-avoidance technology known as positive train control.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
October 12, 2015
Business, Technology

McLeod Launches New Mobile App Connecting Drivers With Fleets’ TMS

McLeod Software

McLeod Software has taken another step to incorporate mobile devices into its offerings with the launch of a mobile application that carriers can provide to drivers.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 12, 2015
Fuel, Business, Technology

Magtec to Offer Software Integration With Telematics Providers

Magtec Products Inc.

Magtec Products Inc. announced that it has formed a new venture to integrate its anti-theft and driver-management software with major global telematics providers.

October 8, 2015

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