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TuSimple Reports Its Autonomous Trucks Reduce Fuel Consumption

TuSimple A TuSimple truck. (TuSimple)

Self-driving truck company TuSimple announced its autonomous technology reduced fuel consumption for trips by its prototype heavy-duty trucks by at least 10% compared with manually driven trucks.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
December 18, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

PSA’s Board Approves Merger With Fiat Chrysler

Fiat Chrysler assembly line A Fiat Chrysler production line at an assembly plant in Sterling Heights, Mich. (Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg News)

The board of Italian-American automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV approved a merger with PSA Group of France to create the world’s fourth-biggest auto manufacturer, people familiar with the situation said.

December 17, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Toyota’s 2020 Forecast Nudges It Closer to Volkswagen

Hino The front of a Hino truck, a Toyota subsidiary. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Toyota Motor Corp. is forecasting sales of 10.77 million vehicles worldwide during 2020, nudging it closer to No. 1 automaker Volkswagen AG.

Reed Stevenson | Bloomberg News
December 17, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Georgia DOT, Partners Sign Pact to Streamline Construction Projects

Georgia DOT Atlanta's "Spaghetti Junction." (NASA World Wind)

Georgia Department of Transportation leaders signed an agreement with other agencies, including the Federal Highway Administration, to streamline environmental procedures for highway construction projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 16, 2019
Business, Technology

DAT Solutions Names Ken Adamo Chief of Analytics

DAT Solutions appointed Ken Adamo chief of analytics, effective immediately.

December 16, 2019
Business, Technology, Top 100

Mesilla Valley Transportation to Use VeloCare for Technology Deployment

Mesilla Valley Transportation truck Mesilla Valley Transportation

Mesilla Valley Transportation will begin using VeloCare, a technology-monitoring and repair service by Velociti Inc.

December 16, 2019
Business, Technology

Lytx Changes Name of Compliance Service

Lytx camera Lytx

Lytx, a global provider of machine vision and artificial intelligence-powered video telematics for commercial, public sector and field-service fleets, will rename its Rair Compliance Services offering to Lytx Compliance Services, according to a Dec. 12 news release.

December 16, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Germany Set to Agree to Higher CO2 Price for Transport, Heating

Germany Berlin skyline via Getty Images

Germany’s two houses of parliament are poised to more than double the starting price for carbon dioxide emissions from the transport and heating industries when the charge is introduced in 2021.

December 16, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Design Firm Adds Car-Haul Options

Ernest Dandridge Carrier Design Services Inc. announced it added electrification options to its adjustable enclosed car-hauling equipment, RAD/Auto Transport Modules, for use in vans from Kentucky Trailer.

December 16, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

BMW-Daimler Ride-Hailing Venture Steps Up Uber Challenge

Daimler BMW CEO Harald Krger (left) and Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

FreeNow, the ride-hailing venture owned by Daimler AG and BMW AG, expects to double revenue this year and next in a fresh challenge to Uber Inc. in Europe and Latin America.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
December 16, 2019