Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, TCA

Ready or Not, Driverless Technology Beginnings Already Here

Paul Sancya/AP

Some consumers say they are wary of a driverless car future, but a new survey says the beginnings of the technology which will power that future are already available on most new vehicle models and many consumers are willing to pay thousands of dollars for them.

Eric D. Lawrence | Detroit Free Press
October 23, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Autonomy Could Transform Trucking’s Future, Former GM Exec Says

Technology expert Larry Burns Burns by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — Autonomous trucks could give rise to a future in which 90% of crashes are eliminated and transportation becomes dramatically more productive and cost effective, technology expert Larry Burns told industry executives here.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 22, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Intel Proposes System to Make Self-Driving Cars Blameless

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Intel Corp. has developed a system it says ensures that self-driving vehicles can’t cause accidents, an effort to reassure a skeptical public and help speed adoption of driverless cars on the road.

Ian King | Bloomberg News
October 18, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Ohio Turnpike Commission Approves Communications System for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Ohio Turnpike Commission

Alerts about traffic, weather, work zones and other conditions should start popping up early next year on the dashboards of digitally connected vehicles on 52 miles of the Ohio Turnpike near Cleveland.

Grant Segall | The Cleveland Plain Dealer
October 17, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

GM Shows Off Autonomous Cargo Hauling Concept Vehicle

A rendering of the Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure (SURUS) platform with shipping containers to show the potential of flexible fuel cell solutions. General Motors

General Motors says it “aims to solve some of the toughest transportation challenges created by natural disasters, complex logistics environments and global conflicts” with its new Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure.

Dan Scanlan | The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.)
October 13, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

GM Buys Lidar Startup Strobe to Accelerate Self-Driving Cars

General Motors Co. world headquarters stands in Detroit. Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg News

General Motors announced Oct. 9 that it is buying Strobe, a Pasadena startup that makes lidar, a laser-based sensor that most autonomous vehicles use to see the world around them.

David R. Baker | San Francisco Chronicle
October 9, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

ATA Chief Applauds Senators Supportive of Trucking Policy in Autonomous Bill

ATA President Chris Spear Spear by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Efforts to include trucking-centric provisions in autonomous vehicle legislation that a committee will consider Oct. 4 were applauded by American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 3, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Drivers to Remain Necessary Despite Advancements in Autonomous Vehicles, ATA Policy Expert Says

ATA's Mike Cammisa Cammisa by Eugene Mulero/Transport Topics

ATLANTA — The trucking industry will continue to depend on drivers to assist with the navigation of autonomous and connected truck fleets, a policy expert at American Trucking Associations said at the Connected Fleets USA conference Sept. 25.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 25, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

'Smart Car' Technology May Make Roads Safer, but Some Fear Data Hacks

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Autonomous vehicles are the wave of a rapidly approaching future that is already bringing increasing amounts of “smart” technology to cars and trucks, and could eventually make passengers of everyone in a vehicle.

Lynn Hulsey | Dayton (Ohio) Daily News
September 21, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Boston’s Self-Driving Vehicle Startups Fed Up With Regulations

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology

Top automakers and tech companies are warning state officials the current regulations for testing self-driving cars may be too burdensome and could make it too hard or even impossible to test in Massachusetts, a move experts say would delay the economic and safety benefits expected from autonomous vehicles.

Jordan Graham | Boston Herald
September 20, 2017