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Pothole Detection System Patented by Google

Jonathan Alcorn/Bloomberg

A system to detect potholes and report them  recently was patented by Google, Forbes reported.

August 26, 2015
Business, Technology

Orders for Capital Goods Climbed in July by Most in a Year

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Orders for capital goods increased in July by the most in more than a year, showing corporate spending was finding its footing prior to the turmoil in financial markets.

August 26, 2015
Business, Technology

PeopleNet Introduces ConnectedFleet Platform, Launches Driver Apps

PeopleNet President Brian McLaughlin, Photo by Seth Clevenger

PeopleNet has broadened its product line with the introduction of its ConnectedFleet Platform, which ties together its fleet-management software and mobile technology with new Android software and a new set of mobile applications for drivers’ personal devices.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 25, 2015
Business, Technology

Volvo, Mack Join Omnitracs to Create Telematics Product

Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks are partnering with technology supplier Omnitracs to develop integrated fleet-management services that would utilize their trucks’ built-in telematics hardware.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 24, 2015
Business, Technology

New Nonprofit Pursues Autonomous Collision Avoidance for Trucks

Freightliner Trucks

The Center for Automated Road Transportation Safety, based in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, which began operation last month as a nonprofit, said it will focus on the research, development, certification, and commercialization of autonomous collision-avoidance technology for autos, buses, and, especially, trucks.

August 18, 2015
Business, Technology

US Lags Behind Canada, France in Use of Commercial Drones

Lew Grill Specialized Services

Several other countries such as Canada and France have been faster to permit commercial drone flights than the United States, a government study found.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
August 18, 2015
Business, Technology

Trucking Firms Gain Liability Protection Through Use of Video Onboard Cameras (includes video)

Lytx Inc.

A growing number of fleets are installing onboard video cameras in their trucks to monitor driver behavior and improve safety, but another key benefit — liability protection — also is playing a central role in the proliferation of that technology.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 17, 2015
Business, Technology

Cargo Chief Introduces Platform to Help Shippers Find Hauling Capacity

Cargo Chief has launched a technology platform designed to connect shippers with hard-to-find truck capacity.

August 10, 2015
Business, Technology

Hacked Jeep Exposes Weak Underbelly of High-Tech Vehicles

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The Jeep Cherokee brought to a halt by hackers exposed wireless networks as the weakest link in high-tech vehicles, underscoring the need to find fast over-the-air fixes to block malicious intrusions.

Jordan Robertson | Bloomberg News
August 3, 2015
Business, Technology

Truck Dealers Say Telematics Advancements Can Help Attract New Crop of Technicians

Peach State Truck Centers

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. — Telematics and mobile communications can help fleets better utilize their equipment and drivers, while providing truck dealerships the ability to more quickly make repairs and stock replacement parts.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
August 3, 2015

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