Amid automation trend, here's why we still need bus drivers

The driverless option will severely impact the four million commercial drivers working in the U.S., according to a 2014 Goldman Sachs report. These figures suggest the loss of 25,000 jobs per month during the height of the autonomous vehicles saturation into the...

Thinking about automation? Don’t forget to consider labor laws along the way.

Transit employers who adopt autonomous vehicle technology can realize operational savings, but their employees may lose work, face new responsibilities or need to acquire new skills. The labor law ramifications of the decision to automate will require many...

Texas A&M adding tech to remotely control autonomous shuttle

Can control vehicle in the event of obstructions, challenging road conditions, sensor malfunction, and difficult or hazardous driving.

Daimler Begins Testing Automated Trucks on Public Roads

Daimler Trucks and Torc Robotics are actively developing and testing automated trucks with SAE Level 4-intent technology on public roads.

Short-Sighted Thinking at the FCC

As the possibilities of connected and autonomous vehicles become clearer, the head of the Federal Communications Commission wants to pull the plug on a dedicated Wi-Fi spectrum for vehicle-to-vehicle communications.

Retirement Communities Perfect for Self-Driving Cars, Startup Claims

The startup, which has secured a license to deploy its autonomous ride-hailing service at The Villages in Fla., says retirement communities might be the only places to support autonomy for some time.

The Urgent Need to Cross Pollinate Car Rental and Mobility Services

On-demand business models are rapidly evolving as car rental, car sharing, ride-hailing, and public transport are merging into Mobility-as-a-Service platforms. Experimentation is critical to help resolve untested legal issues around data management, liability,...

Hankook Earns Global Design Honors for 2 Innovations

Two concepts from Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. were finalists in the automotive and transportation category at the 2019 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) competition.

Didi Pilots Autonomous Ride-Hailing in Shanghai

Shanghai government awarded Didi permits to test its AV fleet on August 28.

How transit agencies can prepare for a driverless world

Agencies seeking success in an AV world should foster conversations about plausible futures informed by proper data analytics.

Avis, Ford to Connect 14K Vehicles in Europe

Connected vehicles allow Avis customers to manage their entire rental experience through the Avis mobile app, including choosing the type of vehicle they want to rent, upgrading and extending the duration of their rental from their phones.

Autonomous Trucking Startup's New Chief Is 'Closing the Curtain on Safety Theater'

With a new CEO who eschews the hype behind self-driving trucks, autonomous-truck startup Pronto says it plans to roll out its first commercial product to customers this year that will "add a safety layer to commercial trucks."

Ford Executive Predicts Self-Driving Cars Will Only Last Four Years

Ford’s operations chief for its autonomous vehicle division predicts that autonomous vehicles will be so in demand, and used so deliberately, that they will succumb to substantial wear and tear.

Advanced Safety Tech Annoys Drivers, J.D. Power Finds

A new J.D. Power survey finds car buyer demand for semi-autonomous safety technology is threatened by overbearing alerts that are causing many to disable their systems, increasing the risk of a collision.

Toyota to Provide EVs, Autonomous Vehicles for 2020 Tokyo Games

The fleet will feature about 500 fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and 850 battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and showcase Toyota’s new models and concepts, such as the Toyota concept-i, which will demonstrate Level 4 autonomous driving around Olympic venues.

Autonomous-Vehicle Developer Charged with Theft of Trade Secrets

The U.S. Department of Justice announced 33 charges of theft and attempted theft of trade secrets against ex-Google engineer and Pronto AI founder Anthony Levandowski.

Q&A: Starsky Robotics Founder on the Digitization of Freight and Autonomous Trucks

Heavy Duty Trucking spoke with Starsky Robotics founder and CEO about how he sees the concept of autonomous trucks as a complete technology infrastructure-- as opposed to a stand-alone vehicle control system.

Nanny State: New Safety Tech Annoys Drivers

A new J.D. Power survey finds car buyer demand for semiautonomous safety technology is threatened by overbearing alerts that are causing many to disable their systems, increasing the risk of a collision.