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California to allow testing of light-duty self-driving trucks

Posted on Apr 12, 2019 in News, Policy & Regulation, Trucks

California would allow for the testing of light-duty autonomous trucks on public roads under a proposed rule announced Friday. The state’s...

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Iowa lawmakers advance basic AV legislation in Senate

Posted on Apr 11, 2019 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation, Trucks

Fully autonomous vehicles still may be years — if not decades — away, but some Iowa lawmakers are hoping to take a proactive approach to...

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Manufacturers push robot trucks while claiming drivers have a future

Posted on Apr 10, 2019 in News, Trucks

Autonomous trucks present a giant conundrum for the trucking industry. The big truck companies have to show they are speeding development...

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Autonomous vehicles provide new economic opportunities although security hurdles arise

Posted on Apr 4, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Trucks

If you live in the Silicon Valley, you probably have seen Google’s autonomous vehicles map terrain and drive around your local highways or...

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The convergence of 5G and AI: A venture capitalist’s view

Posted on Mar 31, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Technology, Trucks

As an emerging-technology investor, I am always on the lookout for new technologies that can improve existing markets and enable new ones....

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Portland startup develops AV remote control

Posted on Mar 31, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

In an era of self-driving vehicles, roadside assistance could transform into on-road assistance. Instead of asking OnStar for help, riders...

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Daimler Trucks to acquire majority stake in autonomous-driving firm Torc Robotics

Posted on Mar 31, 2019 in News, Trucks

Daimler Trucks is taking a major step in the development of self-driving trucks. The German firm will acquire a majority stake in Torc...

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Automated driving tech to grow 11.5% per year through 2030

Posted on Mar 28, 2019 in Markets, News, Trucks

The falling costs of advanced safety technology for trucks is helping fleets see the bottom-line benefit, according to a new market...

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USDOT publishes automated driving system demonstration grant applicants

Posted on Mar 28, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Trucks

On Tuesday, USDOT published the list of applicants for the Automated Driving System (ADS) Demonstration Grants which were announced in...

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ZF positions for autonomous driving with $7B deal for Wabco

Posted on Mar 28, 2019 in Finance, News, Trucks

ZF Friedrichshafen has agreed to buy Wabco for more than $7 billion, an acquisition it has long targeted to bolster its expertise in...

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Autonomous vehicles are driving innovation

Posted on Mar 28, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Technology, Trucks

As the automotive and technology industries converge more tightly together, it’s accelerating the pace of innovation in the mobility and...

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Orlando poised to become capital of autonomous vehicle research

Posted on Mar 27, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Trucks

Autonomous vehicles represent the future of transportation. When they replace human drivers, the world will see far fewer accidents, less...

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Autonomous driving: Safety first

Posted on Mar 25, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Knowledge Center, Reports, Trucks

MIT Technology Review, March 25, 2019 Safety is of paramount importance for operating autonomous vehicles. That doesn’t mean the safety of...

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TMC takes stock of latest developments in automated driving, platooning

Posted on Mar 20, 2019 in News, Trucks

Representatives from self-driving truck startups TuSimple and Embark and truck platooning firm Peloton Technology continued the industry’s...

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How automated trucking will impact the U.S. workforce and economy [report]

Posted on Mar 20, 2019 in News, Trucks

When most people think of self-driving vehicles and automation technology, personal consumer vehicles usually come to mind — such as those...

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Molex announces membership in Networking for Autonomous Vehicles (NAV) Alliance

Posted on Mar 19, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Trucks

Molex has joined the Networking for Autonomous Vehicles (NAV) Alliance to collaborate with other industry leaders in the development and...

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Driverless trucks ride at night with TuSimple’s improved camera system

Posted on Mar 19, 2019 in News, Technology, Trucks

In its quest to roll out the country’s first commercialized fleet of autonomous trucks, TuSimple has added an improved camera and vision...

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Future of mobility: urban strategy

Posted on Mar 19, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Knowledge Center, Reports, Trucks

Department for Transport, March 19, 2019 The ‘Future of mobility: urban strategy’ outlines the government’s approach to maximising the...

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A new startup aims to be a ‘Designated Driver’ for autonomous vehicles in need of assistance

Posted on Mar 18, 2019 in Cars, Technology, Trucks

In 1997, General Motors introduced OnStar, a cellular communications system allowing a driver to connect to a human operator at the touch...

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Navigant Research Leaderboard: Automated driving vehicles

Posted on Mar 14, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Knowledge Center, Reports, Trucks

Navigant Research, March 14, 2019 2018 proved to be a year of both advancement and setbacks in the commercialization of automated driving...

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