Connected Vehicle Technology

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June 28, 2016

Sneak Preview of the World’s Largest Truck Show

Connected and autonomous vehicle technology, as well as electric power, are three disruptive technologies that will highlight the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in September in Germany.

June 7, 2016

TRB Website Details “Transformational Technologies”

The Transportation Research Board has launched a special webpage devoted to what it calls "Transformational Technologies."

May 16, 2016

’Gamification’ Helps Fleet Focus on Driver Safety

This growing service fleet promotes driver safety through a connected car platform that tracks each driver’s behind-the-wheel habits — and scores them.

April 29, 2016

Could House Caucus Drive Forward Self-Driving Trucks?

Although the makeup of its initial members as well as its stated goals strongly suggest its main focus will be on benefiting the auto industry, the new bipartisan House Smart Transportation Caucus may also help put autonomous trucks on the nation’s highway.

April 8, 2016

Truck Platooning, Past, Present, and Future

The platooning idea has been around for ages, though you could be excused for thinking it's a new development, given all the attention it's been getting lately. It's not even close to being new.

March 21, 2016

Daimler Blueprints the Connected Truck

Daimler Trucks sees connectivity as the means to leverage the data generated and shared by trucks to radically transform transportation logistics. Executive Editor David Cullen has more on the truck maker's connected vision, reporting from Dusseldorf, Germany.

February 16, 2016

FTR Conference: Class 8 Sales Declining, Mediums, Trailers Still Good

Technology will boost productivity and truck utilization to where demand for equipment will greatly decline, one researcher says.

November 4, 2015

NYC Fleet to Test Connected Vehicle Tech

New York City will install vehicle-to-vehicle technology in 10,000 buses, taxis, limousines, and city fleet vehicles as part of a $23 million federally funded initiative designed to reduce future congestion and greenhouse gas emissions.

August 25, 2015

PeopleNet Introduces ConnectedFleet Platform

PeopleNet has introduced the ConnectedFleet Platform which integrates software and mobile technologies with real-time predictive analytics to form a comprehensive fleet mobility solution.

July 20, 2015

Test Site Opens for Automated and Connected Vehicles

Navistar is the latest truck maker to get involved in autonomous vehicles, with its involvement in a project that aims to implement a connected and automated mobility system on the streets of southeastern Michigan by 2021.

April 15, 2015

Where the Connected Fleet is Headed

While self-driving trucks plying smart streets in smart cities may be decades away, for most carriers, the connected fleet is a reality and that connectivity will only increase down the road.

March 30, 2015

OEMs Partner with PeopleNet and Omnitracs

PeopleNet and Omnitracs recently announced exclusive deals with original equipment manufacturers Peterbilt, Kenworth and Cummins to provide telematics and diagnostic tools for the companies.

March 27, 2015

Technology's Promise Paying Off, Says Volvo Group CEO

In his keynote address at the annual HDMA Briefing Breakfast at the Mid-America Trucking Show Friday morning, Persson sketched out the top trends in transportation regarding highway safety, environmental sustainability, and technology.

October 23, 2014

Isuzu, Telogis Agree on Connected Vehicle Pact

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. distributor of low-cab-forward trucks, has announced an exclusive collaboration with Telogis to improve the overall ownership experience for Isuzu customers.

August 20, 2014

Researchers Working to Bring Road Signs into Vehicles

Researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute are in the early stages of an idea to move stop and yield signs from the side of the road into the car itself, where a dashboard screen will automatically alert the driver of what actions to take, if any.

August 21, 2012

60 Trucks in DOT Test of 'Connected Vehicle' Crash Avoidance Technology

The Department of Transportation yesterday launched a year-long pilot project to test technology that lets cars, trucks and buses "talk" to each other and to infrastructure. The idea behind these Wi-Fi-like devices is to avoid crashes and improve traffic flow. If tests and other research go well, it could lead to regulations in the future

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