NTSB Faults Trucker and Motorist in Fatal Tesla Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has ruled that a truck driver’s failure to yield the right of way and a car driver’s “inattention due to over-reliance on vehicle automation” are the probable cause of the May 7, 2016, collision of a tractor-trailer and a...

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How to Protect Your Business From Government Fines

It was widely believed that when the Republicans took control of the federal government in November that small businesses could breathe a sigh of relief. The reason is that traditionally, Republicans are “more friendly” toward business.

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Senate to Hold Hearing on Automated Trucks

On Sept. 13, Sen. John Thune of South Dakota will convene a hearing to examine the potential benefits and impacts of automated commercial vehicles.

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Jaguar Land Rover to Electrify Entire Lineup by 2020

Jaguar Land Rover will offer electrified versions across its lineup by 2020, including battery-electric, plug-in hybrid, and mild hybrid models, the company announced.

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Self-Driving Trucks Need to Gain Traction on Capitol Hill

Despite the argument that some sort of self-driving truck will become an everyday reality before any self-driving car does, legislation that would ease the application of autonomous driving technology to commercial trucks has so far failed to gain traction on Capitol Hill.

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House Approves Self-Driving Car Bill

The legislation seeks to accelerate deployment of highly automated passenger vehicles by consolidating and updating the safety regulations affecting them.

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2018 Nissan Leaf Adds Range, Cuts Price

Nissan's Leaf 2.0 arrives for 2018 with a 40% increase in range to 150 miles paired with a price cut of $690 to $29,990, as it now faces increasing competition from Tesla and Chevrolet to deliver more affordable, higher-range battery-electric vehicles.

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Report: Countries Should Act Now to Avoid Social Disruption from Autonomous Trucks

A newly released report by the International Transport Forum says as many as 4.4 million truck driving jobs could vanish by 2030 as a result of autonomous truck technology.

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Volvo XC40 Filled With Advanced Safety Features

The compact SUV, due in the fall, includes the latest generation of City Safety and the company's semi-autonomous Pilot Assist system.

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Goodyear Sees the Future of Mobility — in Silicon Valley

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is turning its attention to future generations of vehicles and service with the opening of an office in Silicon Valley.  

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Fleets Talk Disaster Planning, Procurement at PWX

Preparing for autonomous vehicles, disaster planning, purchasing and specifications, and developing a fleet replacement program were all topics discussed at the American Public Works Association’s Public Works Expo (PWX).

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Study Compares Human Drivers and Autonomous Vehicle Technologies

A report from the University of Michigan assesses the strengths and weaknesses of human drivers and the various technologies used in self-driving cars.

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Will Future Tech Have a Domino Effect on Fleets?

Transportation analyst Rick Mihelic says electric powertrains and autonomous vehicles will only be the beginning of the changes fleets will have to deal with in the near-term future.

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Are Autonomous Vehicles Ready for a Grand Entrance? No. Well, Maybe

Autonomous vehicles were a hot topic at the Clemson University Global Tire Industry Conference held earlier this year in South Carolina. Two of the more than two dozen presentations focused on their future.

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Pirelli Will Develop Tires for New Fisker Luxury Electric Vehicle

Pirelli Tire North America Inc. is working with Fisker Inc. to create advanced low rolling resistance tires for the new Fisker EMotion luxury electric vehicle, set to launch in late 2019.

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Public Still Wary of Self-Driving Tech, Survey Finds

New survey results from research firm Gartner find that 55% of respondents would decline an opportunity to take a ride in a fully autonomous vehicle.

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Quick Spin: ZF’s Reax Electronic Steering System

A new electronic steering augmentation system from ZF can help drivers reduce stress while boosting safety.

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Domino’s Testing Self-Driving Fusion Hybrid for Pizza Delivery

Researchers from Ford and Domino's will study how Ann Arbor, Mich., customers interact with the autonomous vehicle delivering their pizza order.

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