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NHTSA Grants First Approval for Vehicle Without Human Driver

The Nuro R2 is entirely autonomous and is designed to carry goods such as groceries in temperature-controlled compartments. The Nuro R2 is entirely autonomous and is designed to carry goods such as groceries in temperature-controlled compartments. (Nuro via Associated Press)

For the first time, the U.S. government’s highway safety agency has approved a company’s request to deploy a self-driving vehicle that doesn’t meet federal safety standards for human-driven cars and trucks.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
February 6, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety

Boeing Identifies New Software Problem on Grounded 737 Max

A Boeing 737 Max airplane is seen parked at a Boeing facility in Washington in August 2019. A Boeing 737 Max airplane is seen parked at a Boeing facility in Washington in August 2019. (David Ryder/Getty Images)

Boeing Co. engineers have discovered a new software problem on the grounded 737 Max that must be patched before the plane can return to service, Federal Aviation Administration chief Steve Dickson said.

February 6, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Uber Gets OK to Restart Autonomous Car Testing in California

An autonomous Volvo under development by Uber on display in Pittsburgh in March 2019. An autonomous Volvo under development by Uber on display in Pittsburgh in March 2019. (Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press)

Uber has been granted permission from California regulators to test self-driving cars on state roads, the ride-sharing company announced Feb. 5.

Tony Bizjak | The Sacramento Bee
February 6, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

DOT Requests Public Comment on AV 4.0

Autonomous concept Autonomous vehicle concept by Getty Images

The Department of Transportation and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy are inviting public comments on AV 4.0, the latest federal update of autonomous vehicle technology guidelines.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 5, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

CEOs Pivot Business Models to Feature Electrification

CEOs From left to right: Rick Dauch, CEO of Delphi Technologies, and Jim Kamsickas, chairman and CEO of Dana Inc. (Roger Gilroy/Transport Topics)

GRAPEVINE, Texas — Rick Dauch, CEO of Delphi Technologies, maker of fuel injectors for the light and commercial vehicle sectors, told an audience of aftermarket experts the powertrain space will consolidate very quickly over the next 12 months to five years.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 5, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

UPS Appoints Stephen Denton to Lead Ware2Go

Ware2Go logo Ware2Go via YouTube

Stephen Denton was appointed CEO of on-demand fulfillment platform Ware2Go Inc., the company announced Feb. 4.

February 4, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

AAR: PTC Implementation for Freight Railroads Almost Finished

BNSF Railway Co. BNSF is one of the Class I railroads that must have positive train control fully implemented by December of this year. (Thinkstock)

Implementation of automatic braking technology for freight railroads is nearly complete, an industry group indicated recently.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 4, 2020
Business, Technology

Tesla Doubles Value on EV Dominance

Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduces the Cybertruck in California in November 2019. Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduces the Cybertruck in California in November 2019. (Ringo H.W. Chiu/Associated Press)

As Tesla observers try to understand how and why the stock already has doubled this year, analysts and Musk’s own rivals are second-guessing the notion that the Model 3 maker will be caught anytime soon.

February 4, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

CARB Launches Zero-Emission Freight Equipment Project

CARB Bill Van Amburg, executive vice president of CALSTART, speaks at the event. (CALSTART)

The California Air Resources Board started an initiative to promote zero-emission freight equipment at transportation hubs, such as ports, distribution centers, airports and rail yards.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 4, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

Digital Freight Marketplace Emerge Gains $20 Million Investment

Emerge co-founders Andrew (left) and Michael Leto Emerge co-founders Andrew (left) and Michael Leto. (Emerge)

Digital freight marketplace Emerge closed out an early stage of financing with $20 million in investments, it was announced Feb. 4.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 4, 2020

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