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Continental Shows Off Advanced Transportation Technology

If you only think "tires" when you think of Continental, think again. HDT's Jack Roberts shares a preview of some of the high-tech solutions the company will showcase at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in September in Germany.

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Volvo Trucks' Public Platooning Demonstration [Video]

On a North Carolina highway, Volvo Trucks put on a three-truck platooning test in collaboration with FedEx to demonstrate how the technology could handle every day situations.

How Truck Platooning Could Help Reduce Crashes

Following too closely is a factor in 5% of truck crashes. Deborah Lockridge says reaction to her coverage of Volvo's platooning test illustrates why this is a problem. Can platooning technology help? More in the All That's Trucking blog.

Volvo/FedEx Truck Platooning Demo in Photos

Three Volvo tractors pulling twin trailers using FedEx Specs demonstrated truck platooning in North Carolina on June 27, automatically maintaining 1.5-second following distance. Deborah Lockridge was there and has these photos.

Do Backup Drivers for Autonomous Vehicles Really Work?

Uber's self-driving vehicle killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona, in March. The latest news on the investigation indicates the safety driver was probably watching TV in her phone. What does that mean for autonomous vehicle development? (Blog)

Daimler Demonstrates Platooning Technology [Video]

Is truck platooning only technically feasible or is it also commercially viable? In this video, we look at Daimler Trucks' recent demonstration of its platooning technology with a pair of loaded big rigs.

On the Spot: Bosch's Electronic Steering System [Video]

Bosch's new electric over hydraulic steering system Servotwin is a driver assistance feature that makes maneuvering a truck easier but it’s also a precursor to automatic lane keeping and driverless trucks.

Daimler Aims for Level 4 Automated Trucks

Daimler Trucks says it’s targeting Level 4 automated driving technology – essentially skipping Level 3 because it believes it’s a safer way to go.

Bosch Demonstrates Emerging Safety, Self-Driving Technology

Technology presented at the Bosch Mobility Experience in Flat Rock, Michigan, could migrate into the commercial vehicle space very soon, such as system redundancy and advanced driver assistance systems – precursors on the path to automated driving.

Q&A: ZF's Emerging Technology Push Gains Steam

ZF has deep roots as a technology pioneer. In this exclusive HDT interview, Mitja Schulz, senior VP and general manager of commercial steering systems for ZF TRW, talks about how the company is serving both North American fleets and OEMs with a growing portfolio of advanced vehicle systems.