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How Truck Automation May Change Roadside Inspections

How Truck Automation May Change Roadside Inspections

What will happen during a roadside inspection when a truck is highly or fully automated? And how might a truly “driverless” truck be inspected at an accident scene? HDT Talks Trucking turns to CVSA to find out.

January 3, 2021

Tripping through TRB [Photos]

Tripping through TRB [Photos]

HDT Executive Editor David Cullen takes you inside the exhibit hall of the Transportation Research Board's 99th Annual Meeting. TRB works to advance all modes of transportation, including improving highways to make freight movements by truck safer and more efficient.

January 16, 2020

Volvo Selling UD Trucks Business to Isuzu

Volvo Selling UD Trucks Business to Isuzu

Another consolidation among global truck makers is in the works: Sweden’s Volvo Group is selling its Japan-based UD Trucks business to Isuzu Motors.

December 18, 2019

Michelin to Deploy Einride Electric Autonomous Truck

Michelin to Deploy Einride Electric Autonomous Truck

Michelin Group will support Sweden-based startup firm Einride by deploying its autonomous and all-electric T/Pod transport truck starting next year at the tire maker’s production facilities in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

June 4, 2019

DOT Aims to Lower Barriers to Autonomous Tech for Trucks and Cars
Q&A: ZF on How Advanced Technologies Can Improve Trucking Efficiency and Safety
DOT Updates Guidance on Autonomous Vehicles
ZF Unveils its Latest Roadmap to Electric and Automated Trucks and More
Which Way to the Smart Highway?

Which Way to the Smart Highway?

If you were asked to describe a smart highway, you might say it swiftly collects tolls. You might say it speeds the flow of goods. You might say it advances safety. You might even say it glows. And you might say, how on Earth do I merge onto this ribbon of wonder?

November 16, 2017

Senate Panel Hears Pros and Cons of Autonomous Trucks

Senate Panel Hears Pros and Cons of Autonomous Trucks

While the House has already passed a bill that could help bring self-driving cars to market faster, a Senate panel is taking a more deliberative approach by considering whether such legislation should also help foster the development of autonomous truck technologies.

September 13, 2017

NTSB Faults Trucker and Motorist in Fatal Tesla Crash

NTSB Faults Trucker and Motorist in Fatal Tesla Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has ruled that a truck driver’s failure to yield the right of way and a car driver’s “inattention due to over-reliance on vehicle automation” are the probable cause of the May 7, 2016, collision of a tractor-trailer and a Tesla S sedan operating in autonomous mode.

September 12, 2017

Self-Driving Trucks Need to Gain Traction on Capitol Hill

Self-Driving Trucks Need to Gain Traction on Capitol Hill

Despite the argument that some sort of self-driving truck will become an everyday reality before any self-driving car does, legislation that would ease the application of autonomous driving technology to commercial trucks has so far failed to gain traction on Capitol Hill.

September 7, 2017

Global Self-Driving Market Expected to Grow 40% by 2027

Global Self-Driving Market Expected to Grow 40% by 2027

The global autonomous vehicle market revenue is expected to grow at a compound average growth rate of 39.6% over the next 10 years - resulting in a $126.8 billion market by 2027, according to Infoholic Research.

July 11, 2017

Safety Advocates Slam NHTSA for Pushing “Robot Car Technology”

Safety Advocates Slam NHTSA for Pushing “Robot Car Technology”

The National Highway Traffic Administration should stop pushing the adoption of “robot car technology” until more testing is done and enforceable safety standards are promulgated, according to a July 28 letter sent by three advocacy groups to NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind.

July 28, 2016

Obama Aims to Invest $4B in Automated Vehicle Technology
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