The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration isn’t sure when autonomous commercial trucks are coming, but its researchers are busily preparing for widespread use of the technology – including the potential impact on the workforce, the new acting administrator said.
March 11, 2021
Daimler announced a strategic partnership with Luminar Technologies, a provider of automotive lidar hardware and software technology, to address a key enabling technology for autonomous truck operation, or what Daimler calls "highly automated" trucks.
October 30, 2020
COVID-19 does not seem to have slowed down the staff at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which is juggling multiple rulemakings and research projects as it approaches the last months of the current administration’s term, from younger drivers to additional hours-of-service flexibility.
October 23, 2020
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration denied an application from Pronto.ai requesting that drivers of its autonomous-tech trucks be allowed to operate longer hours than current hours-of-service regulations allow.
September 28, 2020