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April 12, 2018 - Industry News

Tesla Removed from Crash Investigation for Violating NTSB Rules

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Tesla will no longer be able to participate in the National Transportation Safety Board investigation of a fatal crash involving a Tesla Model X after it violated the agency’s rules on sharing investigative information before being vetted and confirmed.

Tags: NTSB, Tesla, Autonomous Vehicles, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Accidents, Drivers, Safety, Tesla Model X

April 12, 2018 - Industry News

Hino, VW Ink Long-Term Strategic Partnership Deal

Hino's Yoshio Shimo and VW's Andreas Renschler announced a new strategic partnership between the to companies to develop new technologies. Photo: Joji Nishi

A new, long-term, strategic agreement reached by Hino and Volkswagen will evaluate technology cooperation between the two companies with a focus on conventional powertrains, hybrid and electric powertrains, as well as connectivity and autonomous driving systems.

Tags: Hino, Volkswagen, Future Trucks, Electric Trucks, Autonomous Vehicles, Partnership, Global

April 6, 2018 - Industry News

Mobility Research Center Opens in Michigan with Microsoft Support

The American Center for Mobility provides a myriad of real-world environments with the ability to test under a range of driving environments. Photo: ACM

Microsoft is the exclusive data and cloud provider for the mobility center at the historic Willow Run site in Ypsilanti Township, Michigan.

Tags: Research, Microsoft, Safety, Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications, Mobility, Autonomous Vehicles, Vehicle Testing, Michigan, Big Data

April 5, 2018 - Global News

Chinese Joint Venture Announces Autonomous Truck Development Project

G7 founder and CEO Xuehun Zhai. Photo: G7<br />

G7 Networks says its new joint venture with other Chinese firms will seek to develop autonomous-driven electric heavy-duty trucks that are highly efficient, safe and easy to manage.

Tags: China, Alternative Fuels, Future Trucks, Autonomous Vehicles, Global

April 2, 2018 - Industry News

Smart Cities, Crash Data, Marijuana Make ATRI's Top Research Priorities List

Continental has partnered with Columbus, Ohio to develop a Smart Columbus smart city initiative. ATRI wants to examine how trucking can be effectively incorporated into concepts like it. Image: Continental

The American Transportation Research Institute's top research priorities for 2018 include smart cities, autonomous vehicles, and cannabis intoxication testing procedures, among others.

Tags: CDL, Drug Testing, Crash Research, ATRI, Autonomous Vehicles, Smart City

March 29, 2018 - Industry News

Denso Brings Autonomous Vehicle Research and Development to Israel

Denso wants to tap into the startup culture in Israel for transportation technology research and development. Image: Denso

Denso Corporation has launched a satellite research and development team in Israel, aimed at accelerating advanced technologies such as automated driving, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence.

Tags: Autonomous Vehicles, Research and Development, Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, Denso, Global

March 27, 2018 - Industry News

Arizona Halts Uber's Autonomous Testing

Screenshot via ABC Action News.

Arizona's Gov. Doug Ducey called the crash "an unquestionable failure" and suspended Uber's ability to test self-driving cars on public roads throughout the state.

Tags: Uber, Autonomous Vehicles, Safety, Fully Autonomous, Pedestrians, Vehicle Testing, Arizona, Mobileye

March 27, 2018 - Industry News

FCMSA Seeks Public Comment on Autonomous Vehicle Technology

FMCSA wants to hear about regulations and autonomous trucks. Photo: Daimler Trucks

Public comments to FCMSA on autonomous vehicle technology must be received by May 10, 2018 to be included in the organization's study.

Tags: FMCSA, Autonomous Vehicles, Regulations

March 23, 2018 - Industry News

Starsky Robotics Goes All-In On Driverless Trucks

Starsky Robotics says the time for fully-autonomous trucks hauling freight has arrived. Photo: Starsky Robotics

Another start-up tech company is aggressively staking its claim as an autonomous trucking technology leader. San Francisco-based Starsky Robotics recently touted a 7-mile test run with no human interaction as well as a $16.5 million Series A investment in the company.

Tags: Driverless Vehicle, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Future Trucks, Autonomous Vehicles, Starsky Robotics

March 19, 2018 - Industry News

Uber Suspends Self-Driving Tests After Vehicle Kills Pedestrian

Photo via Diablanco/Wikipedia.

Uber has shelved its self-driving vehicle program after one of its test vehicles struck and killed a female pedestrian in Tempe, Ariz. The accident marks the first known death of a pedestrian hit by an autonomous vehicle on public roads.

Tags: Uber, Autonomous Vehicles, Safety, Pedestrians, Vehicle Testing

March 16, 2018 - Industry News

Scania Inks Historic Platooning Agreement

Scania cabover tractor-trailers conduct a platooning test on a track in Europe. Photo: Scania

European truck OEM Scania has inked what it calls a "landmark" agreement to begin testing platooning operations on Scandinavian highways.

Tags: Scania, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Truck Platooning, Future Trucks, Autonomous Vehicles, Semi-Autonomous

March 14, 2018 - Industry News

Fleet Forward Conference Announces Call for Speakers

Taking place Oct. 8-10 in San Francisco, Fleet Forward Conference is accepting proposals that will educate fleet operators on new mobility solutions to foster greater fleet efficiency.

Tags: Call for Papers, Mobility, Fleet Events, Autonomous Vehicles, Fleet Forward Conference

March 13, 2018 - Industry News

2018 Fleet Forward Conference Dates, Location Announced

The 2018 Fleet Forward Conference — dedicated to mobility solutions for fleets — will take place Oct. 8-10 at The Pearl in San Francisco.

Tags: Mobility, Fleet Events, Autonomous Vehicles, Fleet Forward Conference

March 12, 2018 - Industry News

Minnesota Lays Groundwork for Autonomous Vehicles

Photo via R M Media Ltd/Picserver.org.

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has formed a 15-member advisory council to make policy recommendations regarding traffic regulations, safety issues, and privacy concerns as they relate to rolling out self-driving vehicles in the state.

Tags: Minnesota, Winter Driving, Vehicle Testing, Autonomous Vehicles, Minnesota DOT

March 9, 2018 - Industry News

Waymo Begins Autonomous Truck Test Program in Atlanta

Fresh off runs in Arizona and California, Waymo says it is ready to begin autonomous truck tests in Atlanta&#39;s heavy urban traffic conditions. Photo: Waymo

Google's autonomous technology division said in a recent blog post it will begin testing self-driving trucks hauling freight to Google data centers in and around Atlanta.

Tags: Google, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Autonomous Vehicles, Waymo, Fully Autonomous, Artificial Intelligence

March 7, 2018 - Product News

Seeva Raises $2M for Heated Windshield Washer Fluid Dispenser

Seeva Technologies&#39; heated windshield washer fluid dispenser can keep everything from windshields to cameras, to sensitive sensors used in autonomous vehicles clean in a variety of conditions. Photo: Jim Park

Seeva Technologies' heated windshield washer fluid dispenser can keep everything from windshields to cameras, to sensitive sensors used in autonomous vehicles clean in a variety of conditions.

Tags: TMC, Startups, Cleaning Products, Autonomous Vehicles, Windshields

March 6, 2018 - Industry News

Uber Highlights Self-Driving Truck Hauling Goods Cross Country

Uber sees its self-driving trucks taking over many of the long-haul cross country routes while traditionally driven trucks transfer the goods in regional settings. Photo: Uber ATG

Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group released a video showcasing how its Autonomous Truck technologies can be used to haul goods across the country.

Tags: Uber, Future Trucks, Autonomous Vehicles

February 26, 2018 - Industry News

Utah Paving the Way for Autonomous Cars

Photo via Bernard Gagnon/Wikimedia.

A Utah bill aimed at adopting rules that would allow autonomous cars and trucks on roads in the state passed a House committee on a unanimous vote on Feb. 21. The proposed legislation will now proceed to the full House for consideration.

Tags: Utah, State Legislation, Autonomous Vehicles, Safety

February 15, 2018 - Industry News

Peterbilt Sales Soar, Truck Maker Eyes Growth and Autonomous Tech

General Manager Kyle Quinn talks about Peterbilt&#39;s 2017 accomplishments. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

After reaching new market-share highs in Class 8 and vocational truck sales for 2017, Peterbilt has kicked off 2018 with an addition to its on-highway truck family and plans to continue to grow its market share as it also works on developing the next generation of advanced driver assistance systems.

Tags: Peterbilt, Class 8, Market Share, Autonomous Vehicles, ADAS

February 9, 2018 - Industry News

Uber, Waymo Settle Autonomous Vehicle Technology Lawsuit

The lawsuit centered around Uber&#39;s acquisiton of Otto, an autonomous truck company started by a former Waymo employee. Photo: Uber

Uber and Waymo have agreed to terms on a settlement in a lawsuit over alleged stolen autonomous vehicle technology that will give Waymo a stake in Uber and absolve the company of wrongdoing.

Tags: Lawsuits, Uber, Settlement, Autonomous Vehicles, Waymo

February 7, 2018 - Industry News

Embark's Self-Driving Truck Goes L.A. to Florida in Latest Journey

Embark&#39;s self-driving truck just completed a five-day, 2,400-mile journey across the U.S. Photo: Embark

Autonomous vehicle technology company Embark has completed a 2,400-mile, coast-to-coast journey in one of its self-driving trucks.

Tags: Startups, Future Trucks, Autonomous Vehicles, Embark

February 5, 2018 - Industry News

Uber: Self-Driving Trucks Could Help Alleviate Driver Shortage

Uber stated in a blog post that it expects self-driving trucks to help the industry deal with higher demand. Photo via Uber

Mixed fleets with self-driving long-haul trucks and traditional human-driven regional routes could help the trucking industry address the problem of an aging driver workforce, said Uber in a recent company blog post.

Tags: Driver Shortage, Uber, Autonomous Vehicles, Uber for Trucking, Regional Haul, Drivers, Truck Drivers

January 31, 2018 - Industry News

Canada Senate: Country Not Prepared for Autonomous Vehicles

Is Canada ready for the global adoption of autonomous vehicles? Photo: Daimler

As the U.S. government mulls guidelines for autonomous vehicles that often don’t consider heavy trucks, a Canadian government panel has concluded that our neighbor to the north is ill-prepared for the arrival of autonomous and connected vehicles.

Tags: Canada, Autonomous Vehicles, Regulations, Future Trucks, Infrastructure

January 30, 2018 - Industry News

Startup Tests Autonomous Delivery Vehicle on Public Route

The udelv autonomous vehicle successfully made deliveries to two nearby customers on a 2.5-mile route that included traffic lights, lane changes, unsignaled left turns, and multiple stops. Photo: udelv

California startup udelv recently finished a public test of its autonomous, last-mile delivery vehicle along a stretch of road in San Mateo, California.

Tags: Vehicle Testing, Delivery Truck, Startups, Last Mile Delivery, Autonomous Vehicles, Future Trucks

January 29, 2018 - Industry News

Autonomous Vehicle Sales Could Reach 188,000 Units in 5 Years

A study by global marketing research firm Tractia has found that the growth potential for automous trucks and buses over the next five years is huge. Photo: Local Motors

A global market research firm says worldwide revenue from autonomous truck and bus technology hit $84 million, and will likely reach $35 billion by 2023.

Tags: Autonomous Vehicles, Concept Vehicles, Forecast

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