Fuel / Technology: Artificial Intelligence

US Coast Guard to consider regulations on autonomous vessels

August 10, 2020The country’s top maritime regulator is asking for the public’s view on the economic opportunities and the safety consequences of automated vessel technology as a precursor to potential regulations affecting commercial shipping in the United States.

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Challenges with autonomous truck adoption

August 10, 2020There are steps the industry must take now to pave the way for the next generation of vehicles.

via Fleet Owner

DTNA’s New Engineering Chief on Autonomous Tech, Electric Trucks and More

August 5, 2020When Rainer Müller-Finkeldei started working on artificial intelligence at Daimler in 1995, few people knew what AI was or had heard of neural networks. Now he’s in the thick of autonomous truck development and more as the new senior vice president of engineering and technology at Daimler Trucks North America.

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ACT Virtual Welcomes Volvo Trucks North America’s President Peter Voorhoeve as Keynote Speaker for Event Launch

August 4, 2020The four-month virtual event will feature a dynamic lineup of more than 130 industry leaders presenting on the technologies driving the future of fleet transportation.

Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA)

What Can Autonomy Do for the Middle Mile?

August 4, 2020The path to autonomous travel is a circuitous one. It winds through multiple transportation types — from robotaxis, drones, last-mile, and robot deliveries, to on-demand shuttles and over-the-road trucking.

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Infrastructure is next big thing in AV investment

July 30, 2020Autonomous vehicle (AV) companies are emerging from a tumultuous period defined by layoffs, delayed timelines and consolidations, but the industry remains hamstrung by lack of infrastructure, a panel of investors said during this week’s virtual Automated Vehicles Symposium.

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Paving the Way for Passenger Options in Autonomous Vehicles

July 27, 2020New passenger-initiated emergency feature guidelines can build public trust and lead to greater likelihood of using autonomous vehicles.

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AI begins to take the wheel in trucking, from routing to driving

July 23, 2020Artificial intelligence (AI) is taking over many mundane tasks in the trucking and freight industries, freeing up time for humans to do other work. But it’s still early in the ballgame, experts told Transport Dive.

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Fiat Chrysler and Waymo to make commercial self-driving vehicles

July 23, 2020Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Alphabet’s autonomous vehicle unit Waymo will now move their self-driving technology into the commercial vehicle segment. The collaboration will see the companies develop and test autonomous cargo vans and associated light commercial vehicles, largely targeting the last-mile delivery segment.

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FCA, Waymo expand autonomous driving technology partnership; exclusive agreement for light commercial vehicles

July 22, 2020FCA and Waymo have expanded their autonomous driving technology partnership; FCA became Waymo’s first OEM partner in 2016. Waymo will now work exclusively with FCA as its preferred partner for the development and testing of class 1-3 light commercial vehicles for goods movement for commercial delivery customers, including Waymo Via.

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FCA, Waymo Developing Autonomous Ram ProMaster Van

July 22, 2020FCA and Waymo are developing an autonomous Ram ProMaster van, and will work together for the development of class 1-3 light commercial vehicles for goods movement for commercial delivery customers.

via Fleet Forward

Plus.ai to Test Self-Driving Trucks with Multi-Vehicle Approach

July 22, 2020Self-driving truck developer Plus.ai recently made an agreement with the Transportation Research Center (TRC) to conduct capability tests of Plus.ai’s self-driving system using a multi-vehicle approach.

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“Advanced Transportation Investor Summit” Announced as Part of ACT Virtual Series

July 21, 2020Join organizers of the largest advanced transportation event—ACT Expo—for a first-of-its-kind “Advanced Transportation Investor Summit,” at ACT Virtual.

Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA)

Plus.ai partners with Transportation Research Center to test self-driving trucks

July 21, 2020Plus.ai, the Silicon Valley-based self-driving truck technology startup, announced on Tuesday an agreement with the Transportation Research Center (TRC) to test Plus.ai’s self-driving system using real-world scenarios involving more than one vehicle.

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Class 8 Trucks to Be Part of Aurora’s Autonomous Testing in Texas

July 20, 2020Autonomous vehicle technology developer Aurora plans to launch testing of self-driving Peterbilt Class 8 trucks and smaller vehicles that can be used for package delivery in the Dallas-Fort Worth area this year.

via Transport Topics Online

Lawmakers advocate expeditious autonomous vehicle regulations

July 20, 2020Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Bob Latta (R-OH) are encouraging the Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to expedite autonomous delivery vehicle regulation efforts in the wake of COVID-19.

via Transportation Today News