Fuel / Technology: Autonomous

Maryland Gov. Hogan announces connected, automated vehicle strategic framework

December 16, 2020The framework will guide connected and automated vehicle technology in the state while serving as a place for stakeholders across the state to “stake a claim” in its response to the technology.

via Transportation Today News

Amazon’s Zoox Unveils Autonomous Electric Vehicle

December 14, 2020Zoox Inc., the self-driving startup owned by Amazon.com Inc., unveiled a fully autonomous electric vehicle with no steering wheel that can drive day and night on a single charge.

via Transport Topics

Beep’s First Responder Training Integral to AV Deployment

December 11, 2020Beep, a Florida-based autonomous mobility company, recently conducted training with Florida first responders, fire fighters, and law enforcement officials on scenarios involving AVs, including identifying and disabling onboard batteries, accessing passengers in the vehicle, and vehicle immobilization.

via Metro Magazine

GM’s Cruise to Deploy Driverless Cars in San Francisco

December 10, 2020General Motors’ self-driving car company is sending out vehicles with nobody behind the wheel in San Francisco as it navigates its way toward launching a robotic taxi service that would compete against Uber and Lyft in the hometown of the leading ride-hailing services.

via Transport Topics

Buyer of Uber’s Self-Driving Business Targets Autonomous Trucks

December 10, 2020Autonomous technology start-up Aurora, which just bought Uber’s self-driving vehicle business, says its first market-ready product will be an autonomous truck.

via TruckingInfo

Azuga looks into road use charge potential for automated vehicles

December 10, 2020The fleet tracking company is teaming up with some Western state DOTs and private collaborators to determine the feasibility of applying road-user fees to driverless vehicles.

via Fleet Owner

New ROCSYS robotic system automates charging at e-bus depots

December 9, 2020Ebusco is a supplier of electric buses and depot chargers, while ROCSYS supplies plug-in robots. The two Dutch companies are working together on a system to automate charging at bus depots, using a robotically-controlled CCS charging system.

via Charged EVs

NACFE launches series on the autonomous perspective

December 7, 2020Given the growth of autonomous vehicles in trucking, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) has begun publishing a series of papers under the banner NACFE’s Perspective on Autonomous Trucking.

via Bulk Transporter

Velodyne Lidar collaborating with Ford Otosan on autonomous driving for heavy commercial vehicles; Velarray H800

December 4, 2020Velodyne Lidar, Inc. is collaborating with Ford Otosan on product development and testing of autonomous heavy commercial trucks.

via Green Car Congress

Alliance for Automotive Innovation releases AV deployment guidance

December 4, 2020The Alliance for Automotive Innovation recently released its automated vehicle (AV) guidance, which offers a series of regulatory and policy harmonizing recommendations.

via Transportation Today News

Waymo deepens investment in autonomous trucking

December 1, 2020Waymo is opening a research and development facility for trucking in Menlo Park, California, as the Alphabet-backed startup best known for its robotaxis continues to deepen its investment in autonomous delivery and freight transportation.

via Freightwaves

Assembling the Autonomous Truck

December 1, 2020Truck makers and tech startups continue to make progress in their pursuit of autonomous trucks, but moving this elusive technology past the testing and development phase to broad commercialization will require a great deal of integration work.

via Transport Topics

NACFE launches series on the autonomous perspective

December 1, 2020Given the growth of autonomous vehicles (AVs) in trucking, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) has begun publishing a series of papers under the banner NACFE’s Perspective on Autonomous Trucking.

via Fleet Owner

Gatik, Loblaw Deploy Canada’s First Autonomous Delivery Fleet

November 23, 2020Gatik, a technology company deploying autonomous vehicles for B2B short-haul middle-mile logistics, today announced a multi-year partnership with Loblaw Companies Limited to deploy a fleet of autonomous delivery vehicles in Toronto, Ontario.

via Fleet Forward

Goodyear, TuSimple collaborate on autonomous vehicle freight operations

November 20, 2020The companies plan to conduct a wear study designed to understand how autonomous trucks and tires can help better predict maintenance, understand tire longevity and reduce the carbon impact of fleets.

via Fleet Owner

NHTSA Seeking Input on Autonomous Vehicle Rules

November 19, 2020The U.S. government’s road safety agency is asking for public comment on how it should regulate safe deployment of self-driving vehicles.

via Transport Topics Online