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Autonomous vehicles are coming and there’s no roadmap (yet)

Posted on Nov 26, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Trucks

When I was growing up, my father had a tiny grocery store in Brooklyn that served our immediate community. Around 1960, something...

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Volvo’s self-driving trucks will haul limestone from a mine

Posted on Nov 26, 2018 in News, Trucks

Sometimes, it’s the least glamorous uses of self-driving tech that can be the most important. Volvo has struck a deal that will have...

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Autonomous vehicle implementation predictions: Implications for transport planning

Posted on Nov 26, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Knowledge Center, Reports, Trucks

Victoria Transport Policy Institute, November 26, 2018 This report explores autonomous (also called self-driving, driverless or robotic)...

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Driverless Volvo trucks take over dangerous mining tasks in Norway

Posted on Nov 21, 2018 in News, Trucks

In a unique pay-for-work agreement, Volvo Trucks will use driverless trucks to take over mining tasks perilous to human operators. Six...

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Combining real, virtual worlds improves driverless vehicle testing

Posted on Nov 20, 2018 in Cars, Technology, Trucks

Augmented reality technology can accelerate testing of connected and automated vehicles by 1,000 to 100,000 times, and reduce additional...

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The UK’s geospatial data infrastructure: challenges and opportunities

Posted on Nov 20, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Knowledge Center, Reports, Trucks

Open Data Institute, November 20, 2018 Geospatial data is about places. It might be about a specific building, a river or other natural...

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Volvo’s first commercial self-driving trucks will be used in mining

Posted on Nov 20, 2018 in News, Trucks

Volvo has announced a commercial first for its autonomous trucking endeavors. The Swedish automotive company has signed a deal with...

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Most GCC transport firms see driverless trucks by 2028

Posted on Nov 18, 2018 in News, Trucks

More than three quarters (82 percent) of GCC transport companies expect autonomous trucks to become a viable option on the roads within...

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Hundreds of millions of cars off the road and autonomous trucks on the road in 10 years?

Posted on Nov 15, 2018 in Cars, Perspective, Trucks

I have been covering autonomous vehicles for a few years now, and I have found only one thing to be certain: Uncertainty of a timeline....

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How Amazon and other retailers’ supply chains will boost use cases for autonomous trucks

Posted on Nov 15, 2018 in Technology, Trucks

Imagine this: you’re driving on the road right behind a convoy of trucks moving together fluidly like a highly synchronized chorus line....

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Navistar product development exec talks advanced truck technology

Posted on Nov 14, 2018 in Perspective, Technology, Trucks

Next-generation powertrains and automated truck technologies are at the center of Navistar International Corp.’s drive for continual...

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Why this NVIDIA partnership is a big deal

Posted on Nov 14, 2018 in Perspective, Trucks

NVIDIA’s (NASDAQ:NVDA) change of strategy in self-driving car technology is showing signs of paying off, which is why the...

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Investigating connected and autonomous vehicles with real-life driving data

Posted on Nov 14, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News, Trucks

A new partnership has focused on using human-driver data to improve the performance and acceptability of connected and autonomous vehicles...

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Data could be what Ford sells next as it looks for new revenue

Posted on Nov 13, 2018 in Cars, News, Trucks

As Ford Motor Co. works to navigate a global reorganization effort that is certain to include significant job reductions, one way forward...

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Electric pickup trucks are not in GM’s plans for the next couple decades, says exec

Posted on Nov 12, 2018 in News, Trucks

Electric propulsion is rapidly taking over many segments of ground transportation and pickup trucks, which are the biggest profit centers...

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The amazing ways Toyota is using artificial intelligence, big data & robots

Posted on Nov 9, 2018 in Cars, Technology, Trucks

A great way to understand the future priorities for a company is to see where they invest resources. When you look at where Toyota, the...

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Autonomous vehicles could shape the future of urban tourism

Posted on Nov 7, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Trucks

In the first study of its kind, published in the Annals of Tourism Research, academics from the University of Surrey and the University of...

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Heartland Tech Weekly: Preparing the trucking industry for driverless vehicles

Posted on Nov 7, 2018 in Perspective, Trucks

Last week, I attended an event hosted by The Atlantic on the future of work. One of the discussions centered around autonomous trucking —...

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How strict will the U.S. be on autonomous driving testing?

Posted on Nov 7, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Policy & Regulation, Trucks

The autonomous driving industry is becoming a bit of a chicken-and-egg situation. Meaning that, the industry needs regulations, but...

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Ericsson, Einride and Telia power sustainable, self-driving trucks with 5G

Posted on Nov 7, 2018 in News, Trucks

Einride, Ericsson and Telia are putting 5G into motion at a DB Schenker facility in Jönköping, Sweden. The goal is to power an...

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