Scania Hails Positioning Accuracy Breakthrough for Autonomous Vehicles

Scania says new positioning technology leveraging the capabilities of the Galileo global navigation satellite system has achieved accuracy down to centimeter-scale levels for autonomous vehicles, allowing tricky maneuvers like merging.

Ariz. City Pilots Autonomous Shuttle Program

The City of Peoria, Ariz., will begin an autonomous vehicle pilot program to understand the feasibility of using autonomous vehicles for the first and last mile.

Fleet Managers Struggle to Cope with Data Overload

The proliferation of telematics, the trend to universal vehicle connectivity, fleet’s interconnection with the Internet of Things, and the emergence of smart cities will create a real-time avalanche of actionable fleet-related data.

Hinrich Woebcken Joins Beep Advisory Board

Former Volkswagen Group North America CEO Hinrich Woebcken, joined Beep Advisory Board. Advisory members play an instrumental role in company decisions and long-term strategic direction.

Royal Truck and Equipment Tests Vocational Autonomous Trucks on Florida Highway

Royal Truck and Equipment develops autonomous platooning technology for vocational and municipal applications such as sweepers, water trucks, line stripers, or maintenance trucks.

New Zealand, mobility co. to pilot world's first autonomous air taxi

Wisk, based in the San Francisco Bay Area and New Zealand, is backed by The Boeing Co. and Kitty Hawk Corp.

Lytx Receives Largest-Ever Investment

A company backed by the Permira funds and co-investors have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in Lytx.

Hot Takes: Unexpected EV Findings

Battery electric vehicles lose their top spots on a prestigious green car ranking; where EV charging will kill your budget; how to mitigate the Big Brother talk with in-cab cameras; where autonomy happens first; and more in this week’s roundup of mobility news...

Autonomous Electric Mowers to Reduce University’s Fuel Costs

Arkansas State University has added autonomous lawn mowers to its fleet of grounds maintenance equipment, supplementing its regular mowers.

ATA Chief Spear Highlights Key Issues Facing Trucking

Chris Spear, head of the American Trucking Associations, discussed top issues facing trucking, including highway funding, autonomous vehicles, and...

Spartan Sells Emergency Response Unit, Adjusts Focus

Spartan Motors Inc. announced the sale of its Emergency Response segment to REV Group Inc. The sale is intended to help Spartan focus on its commercial, fleet, delivery, and specialty vehicles markets.

Waymo, UPS Pilot Self-Driving Deliveries in Phoenix

UPS and Waymo will explore how autonomous ground vehicles improve customer service and network efficiency with a goal of jointly developing a long-term plan for how the companies can work together.

Electric Trucks Dominate Future-Tech Panel at Aftermarket Meeting

No trucking industry meeting would be complete without a discussion of future technology, and Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Dallas Jan. 27 did its part, featuring a panel that focused largely on electric trucks.

Traton Makes Much-Anticipated Bid to Acquire Navistar

In a long-speculated move, Volkswagen's global truck and bus subsidiary, Traton, has made an unsolicited bid to acquire the rest of Navistar for $35 a share.

Bendix Buying Steering Maker from Wabco

Bendix is buying commercial steering supplier R.H. Sheppard from Wabco, a move that adds to its position as a maker of integrated steering and braking systems, which are the basis for highly automated driving and advanced driver assistance systems.

2020 Trends, Pt. I: The Industry

Thought leaders from the agent and product provider segments debate the past, present, and near future of the F&I products industry and the many components that drive it.

Autotrader Names 10 Coolest Cars for Winter 2020

To help shoppers find cars that are both fun and safe to drive during the winter months, the experts at Autotrader named the10 Coolest Cars for Winter 2020.

Bendix Parent Company to Acquire Steering Tech Supplier

Knorr-Bremse AG is acquiring commercial vehicle steering technology supplier R.H. Sheppard Co. from Wabco for $149.5 million.