Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Uber Steps Up Driverless-Cars Push With Deal for 24,000 Volvos

Simon Dawson/ Bloomberg News

Uber Technologies Inc. agreed to buy 24,000 sport utility vehicles from Sweden’s Volvo Cars to form a fleet of driverless autos.

Elisabeth Behrmann | Bloomberg News
November 20, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

These Truckers Work Alongside the Coders Trying to Reconfigure Their Jobs

Starsky Robotics Starsky Robotics

Just before Stefan Seltz-Axmacher offers a job to an engineer at Starsky Robotics Inc., a driverless trucking startup in San Francisco, he gives them “the talk.”

Max Chafkin and Josh Eidelson | Bloomberg News
June 26, 2017
Business, Autonomous, Technology

Panel Says Platooning Is Near, Driverless Trucks Far Away

John Sommers II for TT

LAS VEGAS — Advancements in trucking technology are paving the way for the industry to experience two-vehicle platoons soon, but the driverless heavy-duty trucks idea remains a distant vision, according to executives from leading firms in both industries.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
October 10, 2016
Business, Autonomous

Why Will the Feds Let Robots Drive Trucks but Not Trains?

Michael W. Wile/Flickr

Peter Mills sees an inconsistency. One arm of the U.S. Department of Transportation is recommending two-person crews be required for freight trains as another plans to spend billions to help develop driverless technology for longhaul trucks.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
June 30, 2016
Business, Autonomous

Map: 1,885-Mile Autonomous Vehicle Highway Would Run From Canada to Mexico

Daimler Trucks

North Dakota native Marlo Anderson and the Central North Trade Corridor Association are working on a plan that would create a highway for driverless vehicles.

Victoria Lusk | American News (Aberdeen, S.D.)
April 6, 2016
Business, Autonomous

Driverless ‘Crash Truck’ to Debut at Florida Highway Construction Sites

Royal Truck & Equipment Inc.

A driverless truck fitted with an energy-absorbing crash barrier to protect construction workers from oncoming traffic will be deployed as part of a pilot program in Florida, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
August 25, 2015
Business, Autonomous

400-Ton Driverless Trucks Headed to Alberta Oil Fields


Canada’s largest oil-company said it will be purchasing driverless trucks, each weighing 400 tons, to work the Alberta oil fields, the Calgary Herald reported.

Transport Topics
June 19, 2015
Business, Autonomous

Self-Driving Truck Corridor From Mexico to Canada Proposed

Freightliner Trucks

A trade group recently proposed the creation of a corridor for self-driving trucks to deliver freight without passports or visas from Mexico to Canada, CBC reported.

Transport Topics
May 27, 2015
Business, Autonomous

Driverless Vehicles May Cut US Auto Sales by 40%, Analyst Says

Daimler Trucks

U.S. auto sales may drop about 40% in the next 25 years because of shared driverless cars, forcing mass-market producers such as General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. to slash output, a Barclays analyst said.

Bloomberg News
May 20, 2015
Business, Autonomous

Driverless Trucks Installed at California Ports to Boost Efficiency

Tim Rue/Bloomberg News

The Port of Los Angeles recently put an automated terminal into service, and along with the adjacent Port of Long Beach is spending $3.7 billion to boost capacity and unravel bottlenecks that strand ships in the bay and idle trucks on land.

James Nash and Matthew Winkler | Bloomberg News
May 19, 2015