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
May 24, 2017
A new report obtained by "CBS This Morning" shows the number of recordable injuries in 2015 at Tesla's factory in Fremont, California, was 31 percent higher than the industry average, and the rate of serious injuries was about double the industry rate.
May 10, 2017
YARA and KONGSBERG have entered into a partnership to build world's first autonomous and zero emissions ship called "YARA Birkeland" - YARA will reduce diesel-powered truck haulage by 40,000 journeys a year and KONGSBERG will integrate sensor, control, communication and electrical systems.
April 24, 2017
Over the past two years, Amazon has been seeking to take over more shipping duties from the likes of UPS and FedEx by leasing trucks, planes, and ships, and now the e-commerce giant could be eyeing driverless car technology as a way to get items to people's doors faster.
April 24, 2017
The Kitty Hawk Flyer is a new, all-electric aircraft, and it is safe, tested and legal to operate in the United States in uncongested areas under the Ultralight category of FAA regulations, the first version is specifically designed to fly over water, and you don’t need a pilot’s license, you’ll learn to fly it in minutes.
April 14, 2017
The California Department of Motor Vehicles on Friday added Apple to the list of companies with permission to test self-driving vehicles in the state, suggesting that the company is pushing through with work on "Project Titan."
April 13, 2017
Technology in transportation is not new, in fact, the airplane, the automobile, the train and the horse-drawn carriage all introduced new opportunities and new complications to the safe movement of people and goods.
April 13, 2017
Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed today that the company plans to unveiled its all-electric semi truck, called ‘Tesla Semi’, in September.
April 11, 2017
The market value of Tesla, the high-end electric car manufacturer, has surpassed that of American automotive giants like Ford and General Motors, both of which sell millions more cars than Tesla does - James B. Stewart of The New York Times joins William Brangham to discuss Tesla’s brand allure and the state of today’s auto industry.
April 6, 2017
Analysts expect automated trucks to proliferate in the next five to ten years, leading to significant job losses in the process, but the problem is the numbers do not clearly back up the predictions.
March 17, 2017
Google's Waymo autonomous tech lawsuit against Uber and specifically against Anthony Levandowski, a former Waymo employee who left the company to start autonomous truck driving firm Otto, which Uber purchased for nearly $700 million, looks really bad for Uber.