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FMCSA denies request for longer workdays for autonomous-truck drivers

Posted on Sep 28, 2020 in News, Trucks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration denied an application from Pronto.ai requesting that its drivers be allowed to operate...

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New York City truck accident lawyer update: Autonomous trucks are here. Are they safe?

Posted on Sep 28, 2020 in Perspective, Trucks

New York City, NY , Sept. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — New York City Truck Accident Lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter Update: As children,...

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Nikola chairman, VectoIQ CEO Steve Girsky eyes his next transportation investment

Posted on Sep 26, 2020 in Finance, News, Trucks

Steve Girsky,  the former GM vice chairman, consultant and investor whose special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) merged with hydrogen...

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SPAC fever, transportation sanitation and the impossibility of Level 5 autonomy

Posted on Sep 24, 2020 in Finance, Perspective, Trucks

(Bloomberg) — As a founding partner at the San Francisco venture capital fund Trucks, Reilly Brennan has met with thousands of...

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Wilson Logistics will put Locomation’s autonomous driving tech in 1,000 trucks

Posted on Sep 24, 2020 in News, Technology, Trucks

Autonomous trucking company Locomation today announced that Wilson Logistics has agreed to equip 1,120 of its trucks with Locomation’s...

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VW’s Traton Group strikes a deal with TuSimple to develop autonomous trucks

Posted on Sep 23, 2020 in News, Trucks

The Traton Group, Volkswagen AG’s heavy-truck business, has taken a minority stake in TuSimple as part of an agreement between the two...

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CVSA releases new video on the future of commercial vehicle safety and enforcement

Posted on Sep 22, 2020 in Knowledge Center, Trucks, Videos & Podcasts

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) recently released a stop-motion video on the future of commercial motor vehicle safety...

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German space agency’s modular self-driving truck is just a life-size children’s toy from the ’70s

Posted on Sep 21, 2020 in Buses, News, Trucks

Swiss Army Knives are brilliant. Why have one knife when you can have six in one handy, pocket-sized package? They are the epitome of...

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China’s race to develop autonomous vehicles

Posted on Sep 21, 2020 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Trucks

China is making major investments in autonomous vehicles (AVs) and is planning extensive development in all aspects of this emerging...

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Digging into autonomous truck tech on HDT Talks Trucking podcast

Posted on Sep 9, 2020 in Knowledge Center, Technology, Trucks, Videos & Podcasts

Two new special-report HDT Talks Trucking podcast episodes dig into the technology behind autonomous trucks. These special reports are...

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NASA safety expert joins Torc Robotics self-driving truck team

Posted on Sep 8, 2020 in News, Trucks

BLACKSBURG, Va., Sept. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Former NASA safety engineering executive John Marinaro has joined Torc Robotics, the...

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Daimler Trucks and Torc Robotics celebrate one year of successful collaboration – adding testing center in New Mexico

Posted on Sep 3, 2020 in Infrastructure, News, Trucks

September 2020 marks one year of Daimler Trucks and Torc Robotics partnering as a team after the U.S. based automated driving technology...

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U.S. NHTSA’s autonomous vehicle test tracking tool is light on data

Posted on Sep 2, 2020 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

In June, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) detailed the Automated Vehicle Transparency and Engagement for...

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Ryder, DHL, NFI sign with Ike to deploy autonomous trucks

Posted on Sep 1, 2020 in News, Trucks

Ike, a developer of autonomous trucking technology, today announced partnerships with Ryder, DHL, and NFI to deploy Level 4 autonomous...

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Looking under the hood: Anticipating the knock-on effects of AVs

Posted on Sep 1, 2020 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Trucks

As the concept of autonomous vehicles (AVs) has advanced into the mainstream, we’ve all seen more and more articles telling us how AVs...

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Waymo self-driving trucks hit the road in Texas

Posted on Aug 25, 2020 in News, Trucks

Texas will see more of Waymo in the months and years to come. On Tuesday, Alphabet’s self-driving car division said it’s...

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Great ocean explorers, tobacco, Locomation and a good sign for AV progress

Posted on Aug 20, 2020 in Perspective, Trucks

A previous article “Christopher Columbus And Evaluating Autonomous Vehicles As An Investor” discussed the nature of the Autonomous Vehicle...

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Where are we with public sentiment on autonomous vehicles?

Posted on Aug 20, 2020 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Trucks

There is a political and economic value to the sentiment of the everyday transportation user. Does the transportation that I have...

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The moral & ethical considerations of self-driving vehicles

Posted on Aug 19, 2020 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Trucks

A few days ago, my esteemed colleague Maarten Vinkhuyzen posted an excellent article on self-driving systems that explores the difference...

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COMMENT: How to get consumers ready for autonomous vehicles

Posted on Aug 19, 2020 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Technology, Trucks

Autonomous vehicles are the future of the automotive industry, with car companies from Tesla to Fiat Chrysler and Volkswagen developing...

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