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Autonomous Vehicles Special Coverage

Autonomous trucking will make commercial driving a safer, more enjoyable job


Autonomous vehicles have great potential for improving existing, high-demand transportation services, moving everything from passengers to packages. While most attention is focused on cars and drones, the autonomous industry sees the greatest near-term potential in another commercial trucking.



Autonomous Vehicles News

February 8, 2018      
Since its debut at CES in early 2016, the EHang 184 Autonomous Aerial Vehicle had been attracting the worldwide attention of global media as well as the general public, today we get the best look yet at the Ehang 184, with footage for the first time showing it carrying out test flights with people on-board.

January 18, 2018      
The transportation industry is focused on competition from the likes of Uber Eats, DoorDash, Roadie and Zifty, but we should be paying close attention to what’s occurring in the electric vehicle sphere.

December 21, 2017      
It’s time for the logistics industry to start looking seriously into an autonomous future with driverless trucks leading the way, the question is, are we ready?

November 28, 2017      
FedEx and UPS rival DHL says it will order 10 Tesla Semis, the company's first battery-powered heavy-duty truck, also Fortigo Freight Services, one of Canada's largest fleet management companies, said they have pre-ordered the Tesla electric truck to test on limited routes, more than 200 orders have been placed by various companies to date.

November 27, 2017              
While the development of electric and autonomous vehicles is far from new, industrial real estate firm CBRE explained in recent research that these types of vehicles will have “direct effects” on logistics facilities.

November 22, 2017          
Don’t look for completely autonomous vehicles on your local roadways in the next few months unless you live in the Phoenix area. But do expect this unprecedented corporate R&D project to impact all of our lives over the next few years

November 19, 2017      
Despite there being no official pricing information available to date, Walmart, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, retailer Meijer Inc, and Canadian grocery giant Loblaws have all placed orders for Tesla’s new heavy-duty all electric transport semi-trucks.

November 19, 2017        
Embark is working to make the self-driving future a reality, and while most of the spectacle has been around passenger vehicles, Embark believes that commercial trucking, the backbone of the U.S. economy, stands to reap untold benefits by deploying autonomous trucks, particularly during the “long haul” stretches.

November 18, 2017      
In this report, the International Council on Clean Transportation, ICCT, assess zero-emission heavy-duty vehicle technology to support decarbonization of the freight sector and compare the evolution of heavy-duty diesel, diesel hybrid, natural gas, fuel cell, and battery electric technologies in the 2025–2030 timeframe.

November 17, 2017      
Elon Musk finally showed off Tesla's new all-electric semi-truck design yesterday, aptly named the ‘Tesla Semi’ and the Class 8 vehicle will have 500 miles of range and is more aerodynamic than a Bugatti Chiron supercar.





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