Technology
Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Fleets Welcome Safety Benefits of Automation but Don’t Expect to See Driverless Trucks Soon

Truck makers, technology developers and regulators are paving the way for self-driving commercial vehicles, but the future of the industry ultimately will be shaped by fleets and the extent to which they adopt automated driving capabilities.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
June 16, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Artificial Intelligence: New AI Business Tools for Truckers That Are Ready to Run

Although it’ll be a while before we all have an IBM Watson supercomputer sitting on our desktops, there are a number of artificial intelligence business tools truckers can use right now that will help you run smarter, faster and ahead of the competition. Essentially, these next-generation wonders tap into the ability of artificial intelligence to do a lot of the thinking and strategizing for you.

Joe Dysart | Webology 101
June 16, 2017
Technology, Autonomous

Autonomous Trucks: A Timeline

Automated driving technology holds the potential to bring revolutionary gains in safety and productivity to the trucking industry. But how far will automation go? And how quickly will it happen? No one really knows what the future holds, and many factors could help or hinder the advance of automation in trucking, but I do think it would be helpful to consider a projected timeline. So I’ll take a crack at it.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 16, 2017
Technology, Logistics

Drivers Share Mixed Views on Automated Trucks

As the trucking industry moves toward more advanced automated driving technologies, drivers are viewing this trend with a mixture of optimism and trepidation.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
June 16, 2017
Technology, Autonomous

Automated Driving Puts Added Emphasis on Cybersecurity for Connected Trucks

As commercial trucks become increasingly connected to the internet, concerns about vehicle cybersecurity are growing, particularly with the trucking industry continuing its push toward more advanced automated driving systems.

Stephen Bennett | Contributing Writer
June 16, 2017
Technology, Autonomous

Regulatory Framework for Automation Begins to Emerge

As truck makers and tech companies continue to develop automated driving systems for commercial trucks, the federal government is taking early steps toward creating a regulatory framework for this technology.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 16, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Replay: LiveOnWeb's 'The Race to Automated Driving'

Clevenger, Spear, Bishop by Peggy Smith/TT

Today's LiveOnWeb program gets you up to speed on the latest developments in automated driving technologies for commercial trucks. Our guests were ATA President and CEO Chris Spear and consultant Richard Bishop. TT's Seth Clevenger hosts. Watch the replay.

Transport Topics
June 15, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Human Drivers Are Afraid to Hand the Wheel to Robots

Daimler AG

Autonomous autos are advancing so rapidly that companies such as Uber Technologies Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo are beginning to offer robot rides to everyday consumers. But it turns out the traveling public may not be ready.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
June 15, 2017
Technology, Autonomous

The Race to Automated Driving

TT's Seth Clevenger is joined by ATA President and CEO Chris Spear and consultant Richard Bishop to address the progress toward autonomous driving -- how soon will it become a reality and in what form?

Transport Topics
June 14, 2017
Government, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Senators Preview Self-Driving Legislation

Daimler AG

Legislation pertaining to self-driving vehicles would need to prioritize safety, and promote innovation, senators crafting the measure announced ahead of a hearing on the matter.

Transport Topics
June 13, 2017

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