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Government, Business, Equipment

Tennessee University Investigating Possible Research Misconduct in Glider Vehicle Testing

Fitzgerald glider kit A Fitzgerald glider kit on display at the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Officials at a Tennessee university are investigating allegations of possible research misconduct in connection with a glider vehicle emissions study that concluded glider vehicles with remanufactured engines do not pollute the air any more than heavy trucks with new engines.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
February 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Waymo Gets the OK for a Commercial Driverless Ride-Hailing Service

A Waymo, customized Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, used for Google's autonomous vehicle program near the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. (Getty Images)

Waymo, a unit of Alphabet Inc., got a permit in late January from the Arizona Department of Transportation to operate as a Transportation Network Company, according to Ryan Harding, a spokesman at the state agency.

Alistair Barr | Bloomberg News
February 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Analysis: Driverless Cars Could Save American Lives

John Westrock/Flickr

Rural roads are the most dangerous in the country. Making them safer is a matter of public health.

Nathaniel Bullard | Bloomberg News
February 16, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

How Cities in the San Francisco Bay Area are Paving the Way for Our Autonomous Car Future

Getty Images

SAN FRANCISCO — Within two to three years, bicyclists in Emeryville and Los Gatos will be able to download an app to get more green lights at intersections. Patients at the Veterans Administration Palo Alto Medical Center will be hopping on an autonomous shuttle for appointments.

Erin Baldassari | East Bay Times
February 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Russian Self-Driving Car Takes on Snow and Sub-Zero Conditions

Yandex

Apple Inc.’s engineers are used to the balmy conditions of California. No such luck for those at Yandex NV, Russia’s largest internet company, who posted footage of its self-driving car on public roads in icy conditions after a recent snowstorm.

Ilya Khrennikov | Bloomberg News
February 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Maersk's CEO Can't Imagine Self-Sailing Box Ships in His Lifetime

Rolls-Royce

The CEO of the world’s biggest shipping company says it’s unlikely container vessels will operate without humans in his lifetime.

Christian Wienberg | Bloomberg News
February 16, 2018
Business, Equipment

Trailer Orders Surge to Start 2018, Passing 39,000

Wabash trailers for assembly Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

U.S. trailer orders burst past 39,000 in January to the fifth-best order month in industry history while refrigerated trailers posted an all-time monthly record, ACT Research Co. reported.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 16, 2018
Business, Equipment

Peterbilt Unveils New Sleeper Design

New Peterbilt Sleeper Joe Howard/Transport Topics

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Peterbilt Motors Co. has introduced a new sleeper design that offers improved aerodynamics, is available in single-and double-bunk designs, and was designed with input from drivers, the company said here.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
February 15, 2018
Business, Equipment

January Class 8 Sales Pass 14,000

New Peterbilt trucks in a storage lot rogersmith/Flickr

U.S. retail sales of Class 8 trucks in January jumped 32.1% to more than 14,000, WardsAuto.com reported, as signs of a strong economic expansion increased.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 15, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Cummins Top Overall Supplier of Class 8 Diesel Engines in 2017

Production on the Cumminx X12 engine Production on the Cummins X12 engine for commercial vehicles, which will be available late this year and be marketed toward vocational regional haulers. (CumminsEngines via YouTube)

Independent engine maker Cummins Inc. supplied more diesel engines used in Class 8 trucks in 2017 than any other engine maker, earning nearly a 40% market share overall amid expanding demand, WardsAuto.com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 15, 2018

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