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Texas Officials Announce Autonomous Freight Shuttle at Port of Houston

Researchers at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute are partnering with private investors and the Port of Houston to build what is being described as the first autonomous freight shuttle system to move truck trailers and containers through congested ports and border crossings on an elevated guideway.

September 9, 2016
Business, Technology

Volvo Tests Autonomous Truck in Underground Mine

Volvo Group

Volvo said it is testing its fully autonomous truck about 4,000 feet underground in a mine in Northern Sweden.

September 8, 2016
Business, Technology

Alphabet, Chipotle Test Burrito Drone Delivery at Virginia Tech

Alphabet Inc.

In what’s sure to be a college student’s dream come true, drones soon will be delivering burritos on the campus of Virginia Tech.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
September 8, 2016
Business, Technology

Mercedes Shows Off Electric Delivery Van Equipped With Drone Swarm

Daimler AG

Mercedes-Benz is looking at mounting automated flying drones onto a new line of electric vans as part of a $562 million investment aimed at speeding delivery times for online orders.

Elisabeth Behrmann | Bloomberg News
September 7, 2016
Business, Safety, Government, Fuel, Technology, Autonomous

DTNA’s Daum Cautious on Speed Limiters, Autonomous Expectations

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The growing importance of fleets being able to regulate the speed of individual trucks through remote, over-the-air engine updates should be taken into account as the federal government considers a mandate requiring heavy-duty vehicles to utilize speed limiters, the president of Daimler Trucks North America said.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
September 6, 2016
Business, Technology

Freightos Acquires WebCargoNet to Expand Instant Freight Quotes

Two companies that provide quotes for shippers looking to hire carriers to haul freight are coming together. Freightos, which provides instant-rate spot market quotes has acquired WebCargoNet, which has an air cargo freight management system

September 6, 2016
Business, Technology

167-Year-Old Railroad Tests Skies for Drone Age

Latitude Engineering

BNSF Railway Co. is flying drones as far as 150 miles along the New Mexico desert to inspect tracks, helping the Federal Aviation Administration develop rules for operating unmanned aircraft beyond the pilot’s line of sight.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
August 30, 2016
Business, Technology

GE Buys Software Company to Bolster Rail-Industry Supply Chain

Paul Thomas/Bloomberg News

General Electric Co. agreed to buy ShipXpress Inc., a cloud-based software firm, to bolster its supply chain offerings for railroad customers.

Richard Clough | Bloomberg News
August 30, 2016
Business, Technology

ONE20 Launches App to Help Drivers Plan Trips, Save Money


Technology startup ONE20 has launched a free membership program that enables drivers to use a mobile application to plan trips, check parking availability, read and write reviews and find discounts.

August 29, 2016
Business, Technology

Orders for Capital Equipment Climb by Most Since January

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Orders for business equipment climbed in July for a second month, advancing the most since January and indicating U.S. companies are becoming less reluctant to invest.

Shobhana Chandra | Bloomberg News
August 25, 2016