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Michigan Creates Office to Navigate Emerging Tech in Transportation

The Michigan State Capitol Building in Lansing, Mich. The Michigan State Capitol Building in Lansing, Mich. (Steven Kriemadis/Getty Images)

Michigan is creating a centralized team to handle future technology issues, with the new Office of Future Mobility and Electrification.

Taylor DesOrmeau | MLive.com (Walker, Mich.)
July 13, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla Soars on Optimism for ‘Battery Day,’ India Market, S&P

Vehicles sit parked outside the Tesla assembly plant in Fremont, Calif. Vehicles sit parked outside the Tesla assembly plant in Fremont, Calif. (Sam Hall/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc.’s relentless surge continued July 13 amid several upcoming events that include the possible unveiling of new battery technology from the electric vehicle maker, entry into a lucrative new market and the potential inclusion of the stock into the prestigious S&P 500 Index.

Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
July 13, 2020
Business, Technology

Mack, VTNA Extend Respective Uptime Services Support at No Cost

Mack truck on road Mack Trucks

Volvo Group’s commercial truck brands Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America separately announced they extended their uptime services support bundle at no cost through the end of the year, or a minimum of three months, whichever is longer.

July 10, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Chevron, Clean Energy Partner on Adopt-a-Port Initiative to Reduce Emissions

Chevron building Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Chevron Corp. announced it is partnering with California natural gas retailer Clean Energy Fuels Corp. on Adopt-a-Port, an initiative that provides truck operators serving the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach with carbon-negative renewable natural gas to reduce emissions.

July 10, 2020
Business, Technology

EV Maker Rivian Raises $2.5 Billion in New Funding Round

Rivian's  R1T electric pickup truck. Rivian's R1T electric pickup truck. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Rivian Automotive Inc., the electric truck startup already backed by Amazon.com Inc. and Ford Motor Co., raised $2.5 billion in new funding from a group of investors led by T. Rowe Price Associates Inc.

Katie Roof | Bloomberg News
July 10, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Dana Introduces New Drive Technologies

Dana Spicer 141 axle Spicer 141 axle by Dana Inc.

Dana Inc. announced new drive technologies for material-handling vehicles, including a low-voltage, high-efficiency motor for electric-powered applications.

July 10, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics

Consumer Brands Spearheads Contactless Delivery Task Force

Worker at supply chain facility CBA's Contactless Delivery Task Force will study and create contactless pickup and delivery protocols with the aim of being more efficient and reducing employee risk. (Consumer Brands Association)

A task force was launched to develop standards for reducing human contact when moving freight from Class 8 vehicles to last-mile drop-offs.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Musk Says Tesla Is ‘Very Close’ to Developing Fully Autonomous Vehicles

Elon Musk speaks during a discussion at the Satellite 2020 Conference in Washington on March 9. Elon Musk speaks during a discussion at the Satellite 2020 Conference in Washington on March 9. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc.’s Elon Musk said the carmaker is on the verge of developing technology to render its vehicles fully capable of driving themselves, repeating a claim he has made for years but been unable to achieve.

July 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

May Extends Slide in Used Class 8 Truck Prices

Sleepers Used sleepers on a lot. (Ameritruck)

The year-over-year average price of a used Class 8 vehicle fell for the 13th consecutive month in May. Sales at retail outlets held up, while inventories headed down because there was no deluge of equipment flooding the market as a casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic, ACT Research reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 8, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Tesla Pushes China’s EV Bubble Closer to Bursting

A Tesla Model 3 moves off an assembly line during a ceremony at the company's Gigafactory in Shanghai in 2019. A Tesla Model 3 moves off an assembly line during a ceremony at the company's Gigafactory in Shanghai in 2019. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc.’s new Shanghai plant has churned out super-popular Model 3 electric sedans for the past six months, catapulting the company atop the sales chart and piling the pressure on cash-strapped local rivals. There was another casualty last week.

July 8, 2020

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