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Uber: Trucking to become more localized, driver jobs should be safe

Uber’s Feb. 1 report comes amid growing concerns among drivers and regulators about the impact that a sudden uptake of autonomous truck tech would have on the millions of workers ...

Peloton shows truck platooning in Michigan; commercial release set for 2018

Working with major truck OEM’s, safety suppliers and leading fleets, Peloton plans to release its driver-assistive truck platooning system in 2018.

Judge delays trial between tech giants Uber, Google involving self-driving truck tech

Waymo, a company dedicated to developing autonomous car technology, claims ride-sharing company Uber orchestrated efforts to raid thousands of its confidential files. Newly discovered evidence in the case spurred the ...

Autonomous retrofitter Embark deploys semi-autonomous trucks in on-highway tests

In a partnership with Ryder and Frigidaire, autonomous retrofitter Embark announced it conducted tests of its semi-autonomous system in four states last month. Ryder tractors equipped with Embark's Level 2 ...

California proposes altering regulations to allow driverless vehicles

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) on Wednesday released a revised version of proposed regulations that establishes a path for testing and public use of driverless-- that is, completely unmanned -- ...

Wabco unveils active steering assist, updates active braking system

Continuing its development of advanced driver assistance systems, Wabco announced the future availability of OnLaneAssist, a system that builds on its camera-based OnLane lane departure warning system to provide automated ...

Volvo Group CTO: The future is closer than ever

While there have been great advancements in recent years in global truck technology, OEMs and industry suppliers must continue to rapidly develop new solutions, said Lars Stenqvist, chief technology officer, ...

McLeod users see opportunities from ELDs and ‘Amazon Effect’

Tom McLeod, president of McLeod Software, advised carriers to be in a position to take advantage of new opportunities.

After House approval, Senate examining self-driving truck tech as part of autonomous legislation package

It’s the first move by lawmakers to address a fast-growing segment in the automotive industry, highlighted by provisions to prevent states from enacting bans on autonomous vehicles while also establishing ...

Texas sets framework for autonomous vehicle operation in the state

The Texas legislature last week passed a bill to establish a basic regulatory framework for autonomous vehicle operation in the state, including allowing vehicles without humans present in the vehicle ...

Entangled in a legal mess, Uber makes changes to self-driving truck venture

Levandowski's departure from the company stems from a court order issued this month by the judge overseeing a lawsuit against Uber and Otto brought by Google and its self-driving car ...

Uber’s autonomous truck venture Otto under inspection in Calif. for testing on public roads

Uber’s autonomous truck unit in San Francisco will be inspected by California regulators over concerns that the company may have been breaking the law by testing its autonomous trucks on ...

CCJ Symposium panel addresses challenges, opportunities of autonomous trucking

Trucking technology may one day evolve to the point that the tractor can drive itself, but that is likely to come in small steps rather than giant leap, a panel ...

Swift Navigation develops GNSS receiver for transportation with pinpoint location accuracy

Automated parking, docking, yard management, platooning, autonomous driving and lane-level truck navigation are possible applications for the new technology.
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Senators ask for report on potential impact of autonomous trucks on driver jobs

Senators Susan Collins (R-Me.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.) have asked the Government Accountability Office to look into autonomous truck technology and its potential to displace workers.