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A Fatal Vision of the Autonomous Vehicle Future

Naysayers insist accidents, injuries and fatalities show that autonomous vehicle research should be ended or scaled back. But history shows us a more likely path forward.

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Truck Platoons on the Horizon?

Real-world deployment of truck platooning systems appears close, but developers aren’t keen to offer many details on their efforts.

Commentary: Are We Moving Too Fast on Autonomous Vehicles?

We can’t afford to be afraid of change, especially not these days when anything seems possible – but we also can’t afford to be cavalier about the path we take in finding new and better ways to do things. Commentary by Executive Contributing Editor Rolf Lockwood.

Nikola Sues Tesla, Alleging Electric Truck Patent Infringement

Nikola is demanding a jury trial, claiming Tesla's Semi truck design violates several patented design features on its own, electric, Class 8 truck model.

Tesla Removed from Crash Investigation for Violating NTSB Rules

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.

Nikola Jabs Tesla - Vows to Return Pre-Production Deposit Money

In a Tweet on April 4, 2018, electric truck OEM Nikola said it did not need deposit money to operate its busines -- an apparent jab at Tesla's long-rumored financial troubles.

FedEx Orders 20 Tesla Semi Electric Trucks

FedEx says the 20 Semi, all-electric trucks will be operated by FedEx Freight in its less-than-truckload business unit.

Electric Tesla Semi Spotted on California Highways

A recent YouTube video showed footage of a Tesla Semi driving in broad daylight on a highway near Sacramento, Calif., and Tesla founder Elon Musk later confirmed that it had started testing the electric truck.

Details Emerge on Tesla's Planned Electric Truck Charging Network

A report by Reuters indicates Tesla is working with Anheuser-Busch, PepsiCo and UPS to put an electric truck charging network in place ahead of the truck's start of production next year.

Video: Autopiloted Tesla Rear-Ends Fire Truck

Both NHTSA and NTSB will investigate a Los Angeles-area collision involving a Tesla Model S that the driver said was operating in Autopilot mode.