5 Questions: Chris Llewellyn on Propane Benefits, Mitigating Tech Shortage

Chris Llewellyn, divisional maintenance manager for Pacific Western Transportation, discusses how the company has seen lowered fuel costs and reduced emissions from running the largest propane-powered fleet in Canada, as well as minimal technician shortage.

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New Flyer, Robotic Research Partner to Test Autonomous Bus Tech

The technology will be tested at Robotic Research facilities in late 2019, with closed course operation anticipated for 2020.

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Getting the Most Out of Cruise Control

While an experienced driver with a light foot may still be the best way to maximize fuel economy, with the advent of predictive cruise control, you'd be hard-pressed to beat its efficiency in everyday driving.

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Starsky Robotics Tests Autonomous Truck on Florida Highway

Autonomous developer Starsky Robotics recently tested its Level 4 autonomous truck technology on a stretch of the Selmon Expressway near Tampa, Florida.

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Einride Autonomous Truck Begins Daily Freight Deliveries in Sweden

Einride said its T-Pod autonomous vehicle weighs 26 metric tons (28.6 U.S. tons) when loaded and does not have a driver cabin, which it estimates reduces road freight operating costs by around 60% versus a diesel truck with a driver.

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NTSB Findings Suggest Tesla’s Autonomous Control Activated During Fatal Crash

On an early morning in March, a 2018 Tesla Model 3 electric-powered passenger vehicle crashed into a tractor-trailer near Delray Beach, Florida. The National Transportation Safety Board now says the car’s autonomous control system was engaged at the time of the...

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Is Autonomous Tech Taking a Time-Out?

A few high-profile tech developers are tapping the brakes when it comes to autonomous trucks. What’s going on? Blog commentary by Senior Editor Jack Roberts

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Jeff Sass: Electric Trucks, Connectivity Are In, Platooning and Autonomous Trucks Are Out

Trucking shouldn't waste time on pipe-dreams like platooning and autonomous trucks and instead focus on improving logistics and making the trade appeal to young people, said Hendrickson's Jeff Sass while speaking at the Heavy Duty Trucking Exchange in Phoenix.

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New Mobility Concepts Have Implications for Transit

Publisher James Blue discusses the changing face of mobility.

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New Flyer partners to test autonomous bus tech

The technology will be tested at Robotic Research facilities in late 2019, with closed course operation anticipated for 2020.

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Takeaways from Denver's Driverless Shuttle Deployment

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) launched a first-of-its-kind pilot project in Colorado: a first-, last-mile connection to a rail station using a driverless shuttle.

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How a Future Truck Will Intelligently Adapt to Its Drivers

In the future, your truck will know who you are, how you want things set up, where you’re going, and when you need to get there.

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HDT's 2019 Innovators: Getting Technology Right Is Tricky

HDT's 2019 Truck Fleet Innovators discuss the struggles of getting new technologies and policies right in a fast-paced, constantly changing business environment during a panel at the 2019 Heavy Duty Trucking Exchange.

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DCTA Approves $2.4M of on-Call MaaS Contracts

In April, DCTA’s Board of Directors approved a new suite of on-call contracts that will allow the agency to allocate up to $2.4 million of its annual operating budget to offer a variety of mobility services via task orders.

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Truck Platooning Pilot in Germany Deemed Runaway Success

A platooning project conducted in Germany has demonstrated that the electronically linked system is “safe, technically reliable, and easily applicable in the routine of a logistics company,” according to the project's partners.

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EV Awareness Gap Slows Adoption

AAA's latest survey reveals that despite many Americans having interest in electric vehicles, when asked if most vehicles will be electric by 2029, only four in 10 said yes.

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Flying Cars, High-Speed Winter Patterns and ‘Hobby’ Tires

Once again Europe’s annual and prestigious Geneva International Motor Show took place at the beginning of March in Geneva, Switzerland. The show has traditionally been an important promotional platform for leading “A” brand tire manufacturers to...

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Takeaways from Denver's Driverless Shuttle Deployment

The project goal is to assess the reliability and availability of an AV shuttle service and its applicability to a transit application.

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