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Inside Waymo's Autonomous Truck [VIDEO]

Inside Waymo's Autonomous Truck [VIDEO]

Waymo offers a virtual ride-along in the cab of one of its autonomous fleet trucks. A 15-minute loop around the south side of Phoenix reveals how the AI recognizes and responds to traffic.

March 25, 2021

Can We Trust Autonomous Driving Technology?
How Can Fleets Turn Around a Sagging Safety Record?

How Can Fleets Turn Around a Sagging Safety Record?

Learn what Virginia Tech Transportation Institute discovered when it set out to identify exactly what commercial motor vehicle fleets can do to improve their safety culture and significantly reduce crashes.

March 12, 2021

How Smart Trailers Can Prevent 'BLT' Headaches

How Smart Trailers Can Prevent 'BLT' Headaches

The three most common and costly trailer problems – brakes, lights, and tires (BLTs) – are said to account for more than 80% of all unplanned trailer downtime. Find out how smart trailers can help.

December 23, 2020

The Rise of ADAS: The Fleet Experience

The Rise of ADAS: The Fleet Experience

Advanced driver assistance systems have come a long way in the past few years. These fleets say they are very happy with the results so far, but driver training and coaching are key.

July 21, 2020

Q&A: AI Expert Talks Autonomous Trucks

Q&A: AI Expert Talks Autonomous Trucks

Richard Bishop, AI industry analyst and intelligent vehicle applications specialist, spoke with Jim Park about autonomous trucks for an episode of the HDT Talks Trucking podcast.

April 6, 2020

How to Speed Up the Shop
How Speed, Weight and Grades Affect Brakes
Test Drive: Trading Mirrors for Video Monitors
The Art & Science of Mountain Driving

The Art & Science of Mountain Driving

A truck driver can drive down a mountain 100 times too slowly, but only once too fast. An inexperienced driver on a steep grade could spell disaster unless properly trained.

July 3, 2019

App Helps Prevent Rollovers, Brake Fade on Grades

App Helps Prevent Rollovers, Brake Fade on Grades

How do we keep drivers from driving too fast through curves or descending mountain slopes? By showing them precisely how fast they should be driving. A new app called Road-Aware can do just that.

June 27, 2019

Test Drive: With Early Autonomous Tech, Drivers Are Still Required

Test Drive: With Early Autonomous Tech, Drivers Are Still Required

Daimler’s optional Level 2 technologies, Lane Keep Assist and ACC to Zero, will make drivers’ jobs easier and likely a little safer — if they don’t abuse them. Jim Park reports on his experience with the latest Detroit technology on a Freightliner Cascadia.

June 12, 2019

In-Cab Coaching Apps Can Coax Better Fuel Economy
Q&A: Autonomous Truck Developer TuSimple Makes Its Case

Q&A: Autonomous Truck Developer TuSimple Makes Its Case

In a sit-down interview with HDT Equipment Editor Jim Park, Robert Brown, director of public affairs for truck tech start-up TuSimple, explains the capabilities, current limitations and potential for its autonomous truck technology.

February 27, 2019

Q&A: Wabco's Morrison on Active Steering Advances

Q&A: Wabco's Morrison on Active Steering Advances

In our January issue, HDT Equipment Editor Jim Park explored how advances in steering are soon going to make driving easier, and will be an important part of the move toward more automation in trucks. Here's a more extended interview on the topic with Jon Morrison, president of the Americas at Wabco.

February 4, 2019

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