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

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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

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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


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


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, Technology

Peterbilt Plans to Craft Product Strategies to Meet Customer Demand

From left: Peterbilt's Scott Newhouse, Robert Woodall and Kyle Quinn From left: Peterbilt's Scott Newhouse, Robert Woodall and Kyle Quinn by Joe Howard/Transport Topics

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Peterbilt Motors Company is keeping an open mind toward innovation, as it explores various technologies and options for diversifying its product offerings in the years ahead, company executives said here.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
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, reported.

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

'Cars Are to Us What Books Are to Amazon,’ Uber CEO Says


Speaking at a conference in San Francisco, Uber Technologies Inc. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi rattled through the company’s ambitions: food delivery, freight, autonomous vehicles and even buses and bikes.

Eric Newcomer | Bloomberg News
February 15, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

J.J. Keller Working on ELD Fix; FMCSA Offers Short-Term Waiver

J.J. Keller ELD J.J. Keller & Associates

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is allowing carriers that have deployed electronic logging devices from J.J. Keller & Associates to temporarily revert to paper driver logs until Feb. 28 as the technology supplier works to resolve technical issues with its ELDs.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 15, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

In the Debate on Who Will Own Autonomous Cars, Hyundai Picks Uber

Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg News

As Google’s Waymo, General Motors Co. and others race to bring driverless automobiles to showrooms, the argument over who will buy cars in the technology era is getting louder.

Sohee Kim | Bloomberg News
February 14, 2018