NHTSA Launches Automated Vehicles Testing Initiative

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is launching the Automated Vehicles Transparency and Engagement for Safe Testing (AV TEST) Initiative with states, local governments, and private-sector stakeholders in the automated driving system...


DOT Creates Forum to Share Autonomous Test Results

The online forum will provide information on automated driving systems and granular data on testing activities. Beep, Cruise, FCA, Local Motors, Navya, Nuro, Toyota, Uber, and Waymo have signed on as the first participants.


I-70 Truck Automation Corridor Gets Federal Grant

The Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration awarded a $4.4 million grant to the Ohio Department of Transportation to help support the completion of the Interstate 70 truck automation corridor project.


New Tesla Access App Facilitates Peer-to-Peer Sharing

The system update expands Tesla’s carsharing and ride-sharing capability with a window into the functionality of an autonomous carsharing service.


Ford, VW Global Partnership Will Develop Commercial Vehicles

The global alliance between Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG announced plans to develop a new city delivery van and medium pickup truck.


Hot Takes: Amidst Setbacks, Commercial Vehicle Electrification Heats Up

Within three years, North American fleets will see a doubling of zero-emissions models, though the Fuso eCanter won’t be one of them.


Industry Group Disputes IIHS Study on Life-Saving Potential of Autonomous Vehicles

According to AV industry coalition PAVE, no AV developer has even hinted that AV riders would be able to choose to trade off safety for speed.


Study: Autonomous Vehicles Could Only Prevent a Third of U.S. Crashes

To avoid the other two-thirds, driverless cars will have to be designed for safety rather than rider preference when those two are at odds, according to a study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.


CIECA Names Executive Director

The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) named Paul Barry the organization’s executive director, effective June 1, 2020.


How Law Enforcement Has Been Using Drones

Law enforcement agencies are using drones for incident planning, search and rescue, with ground robotics units — and they're discovering new use...


Amazon in Talks to Buy Autonomous Startup Zoox

As the nation’s largest retailer, Amazon is positioning itself to build its own logistics network.


Jag Times Out

This bulletin applies to 2020 Jaguar XF, F-Pace, I-Pace and XE models. When the EPB (emergency park brake) is applied, it may not release. The EPB applied light is not on. The ABS, DSC (dynamic stability control) and brake warning lights are on. The “Autonomous...


How Will Waymo Monetize Autonomy?

The largest windfalls from autonomous services won’t come from making driverless cars or advertising in them. Look instead to what Google does best when disrupting and democratizing technology.


Q&A: Starsky's Seltz-Axmacher on Autonomous Trucks

Starsky Robotics had to give up on its goal of truly driverless trucks earlier this year after failing to secure additional needed funding. HDT Equipment Editor Jim Park recently spoke to founder Stefan Seltz-Axmacher about what happened and why true self-driving...


Dig Deeper: Artificial Intelligence and Trucking

In our May 2020 issue, we shared five ways artificial intelligence can help trucking. Here are additional insights for those who want a deeper dive.


5 Ways AI Can Help Trucking

What is artificial intelligence, and how can you use it in your fleet?


What Artificial Intelligence is Good at – And What it's Not

There are some tasks that artificial intelligence is really good at – and some that it’s not. And that has implications for the use of AI in trucking, from chatbots to autonomous trucks.


GM’s Ultra Cruise Takes on Tesla’s Autopilot

General Motors is updating its semi-autonomous driving system to function not only on highways but also on city streets.