South Australia Pushes for Autonomous EV Shuttle Bus

Navya and the South Australian government are working together on the development of completely autonomous, all-electric shuttle buses in the region.

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Audi Showcases Automated Driving, AI Progress

The automaker touts its artificial intelligence technology while displaying the new Audi A8 and two concept autonomous cars -- Elaine and Aicon -- at the International Motor Show in Germany.

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New Flyer of America breaks ground on $25M Ala. facility revamp

The 36-acre, five-building campus will feature a new Vehicle Innovation Center dedicated to the advancement of bus and coach technology.

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HDT Seeking Emerging Industry Leaders

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine is seeking nominations for the HDT Emerging Leaders honor, a group of young trucking industry leaders already making a difference in his or her fields.

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Meritor Selling Stake in Joint Venture to Wabco

Wabco Holdings Inc. is expanding its operations in North America by taking full ownership of the Meritor Wabco joint venture.

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Commentary: Can Autonomous Trucks Help You Attract Fresh Talent?

We tend to shake our heads and roll our eyes at the breathless coverage in the mainstream and tech media about “driverless trucks”. But there’s one good thing about all this coverage: It’s helping to make trucking look “cool”, says Editor In Chief Deborah...

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ACRA Convenes Fourth D.C. “Day on the Hill”

American Car Rental Association (ACRA) members visited senators, congressmen, and their staffs to learn more on issues such as excise taxes, like-kind exchanges, and data control in autonomous vehicles.

autorentalnews.com

Smart Trucks Have Already Arrived

A new kind of truck is already here. And very soon, the incredible capabilities of these smart, connected vehicles will revolutionize virtually every aspect of fleet operations.

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Tire Industry Honors Keynote: Richard Smallwood Will Discuss Driverless Cars

Richard Smallwood, CEO and president of Sumitomo Rubber North America Inc., will give the keynote address at the Tire Industry Association (TIA)  2017 Tire Industry Honors ceremony on Oct. 30, in Las Vegas.

moderntiredealer.com

Trump Administration Streamlines Self-Driving Guidelines

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao released a new set of voluntary federal guidelines for autonomous vehicles on Sept. 12 — a move the Trump...

fi-magazine.com

The Amazon Effect on Freight Transportation Discussed at FTR Conference

Talk about how the company Amazon is changing the future of freight transportation kicked off the final day of the FTR Transportation Conference in Indianapolis on Wednesday with a panel that included two truck fleet representatives.

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Pre-employment Drug Testing Helps Prevent Problems, Dealers Say

Each month we ask members of our National Advisory Council (NAC) a question or questions on a current hot topic. Last month we asked, “Is drug testing part of your hiring process? How much of a problem is drugs in your workplace? If you discover one of your...

moderntiredealer.com

How Driverless Cars Will Signal Their Next Move

Ford teams with Virginia Tech on a research project investigating how driverless vehicles can best communicate with other road users, including pedestrians.

automotive-fleet.com

Senate Panel Hears Pros and Cons of Autonomous Trucks

While the House has already passed a bill that could help bring self-driving cars to market faster, a Senate panel is taking a more deliberative approach by considering whether such legislation should also help foster the development of autonomous truck...

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Fleets Talk ELDs, Specs, Self-Driving Trucks on FTR Equipment Panel

How fleets think about equipment, electronic logging devices and even the future of autonomous vehicles were in the spotlight Wednesday afternoon at the annual FTR Transportation Conference in Indianapolis, as three trucking fleet people spoke on a panel about...

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Pros and Cons of Truck Platooning

The concept of truck platooning is coming over to the United States. With roots in Europe, modern truck platooning is the ability to electronically group trucks, or other vehicles, to travel down the road. Platooning can decrease the space between vehicles and...

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Trump Administration Streamlines Self-Driving Guidelines

The new federal guidance is designed to ease regulatory processes to encourage more innovation from manufacturers.

automotive-fleet.com

Maserati Ghibli Gets Semi-Autonomous Makeover for 2018

The 2018 Maserati Ghibli will add an array of semi-autonomous driving features enabled by a new electric power steering system that replaces the hydraulic steering of earlier model years, the Fiat Chrysler unit announced at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show.

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