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NFI, Alexander Dennis Begin Road Testing of Autonomous Buses

April 25, 2022NFI Group Inc.’s Alexander Dennis Ltd. subsidiary has begun live testing of a complex and ambitious public autonomous bus pilot that begins this week in Scotland ahead of passenger services starting later this year.

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What Happens When Police Pull Over a Driverless Vehicle?

April 12, 2022Who gets a ticket in a driverless car? It turns out no one does, the San Francisco Police learned recently.

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U.S. Xpress Explores How Kodiak AVs Can Fit Into its Fleet

April 8, 2022The giant carrier and trucking robotics company created the first autonomous freight route to Atlanta as they explore the right-sized AV routes so humans can focus on hauls closer to home.

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When the Rubber Meets the Road, How Will Autonomous Trucks Handle Blowouts?

April 5, 2022Tire blowouts lead to dozens of highway deaths every year. For autonomous trucks, they pose a prickly problem: how to regain control without a human driver at the wheel.

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Aurora Going the Distance, Adding 600-Mile Autonomous Route in Texas

March 31, 2022Aurora Innovation has added a 600-mile autonomous route between Fort Worth and El Paso, Texas, testing its Aurora Driver Beta 2.0 lane on the middle leg between Atlanta and Los Angeles, one of the nation’s busiest commercial freight thoroughfares.

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Chargepoint, Gatik to Develop Infrastructure for Autonomous Electric MD Trucks

March 28, 2022ChargePoint Holdings, Inc. and Gatik announced a strategic partnership to develop electric infrastructure and integrated services for autonomous vehicles for ChargePoint and Gatik’s customers across North America.

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ACT Expo Announces Roster of Leading Industry Speakers

March 28, 2022Executives from leading vehicle manufacturers and suppliers, infrastructure and fuel providers, and public and private fleets will highlight key trends at this year's ACT Expo.

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Ceva, Kodiak Launch Autonomous Deliveries to Oklahoma

March 11, 2022Ceva Logistics announced it teamed up with autonomous commercial vehicle technology company Kodiak Robotics Inc. to deliver freight autonomously between Dallas-Fort Worth and Oklahoma City, expanding on an existing relationship.

via Transport Topics

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Philadelphia to Launch State’s First AV Shuttle This Summer

March 4, 2022Philadelphia, Pa., will see the commonwealth’s first autonomous vehicle shuttle start this summer after PIDC, the city’s public-private economic development corporation, awarded Perrone Robotics, Inc., a two-phased AV shuttle and service contract

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Motional, Via Launch On-Demand Robotaxi Service in Las Vegas

March 2, 2022The partnership signifies the first step in Motional and Via’s long-term vision to introduce networks of on-demand and shared robotaxis at scale in cities, with the ultimate goal of using autonomous vehicles to expand the public’s access to safe, affordable and sustainable transportation options.

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Waymo, Cruise Set Pace in Electrifying Autonomous Vehicles

March 1, 2022Autonomous vehicles are mostly electric so far. That’s one of the main conclusions of BloombergNEF’s just-published annual report analyzing the state of AV testing programs in the U.S. and China.

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Embark Partners With Alterra on Transfer Points

February 28, 2022Autonomous truck software developer Embark Trucks Inc. announced a strategic partnership with Alterra Property Group, a real estate investment company focused on industrial outdoor storage properties, to identify and launch transfer-point sites across the Sunbelt.

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DHL Supply Chain Leading the Way as Autonomous Trucking Moves from Fantasy to Reality

February 21, 2022Autonomous trucks promise a wide array of perks for the industry, ranging from lower carbon emissions to easing labor shortages. Just a few short years ago, technologies were largely regarded as faraway possibilities. Now, cutting edge companies like DHL Supply Chain are bringing them to life on the roadways.

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Driverless Cars Won’t Be Good For The Environment If They Lead To More Auto Use

February 17, 2022Bold predictions notwithstanding, fully automated vehicles still haven’t appeared in showrooms. But the technology appears poised for a leap forward in 2022.

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Senators Demand Answers About Tesla Feature That Runs Stop Signs

February 9, 2022A pair of Democratic U.S. senators demanded answers from Tesla Inc. about a feature of its so-called Full Self-Driving system that permitted its vehicles to slowly roll through intersections without stopping, as well as complaints about cars that suddenly brake at high speeds.

via Transport Topics

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Knight-Swift to Get Embark Trucks in Autonomous-Tech Collaboration

February 8, 2022Knight-Swift will work with autonomous-technology company Embark to integrate Embark trucks into the country’s largest truckload fleet, which Embark said is the next step on the path to commercialization.

via Heavy Duty Trucking