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This Electric Truck Will Probably Beat Teslas to Market

December 13, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

On the evening of Nov. 16, Elon Musk unveiled the latest prop in his Tony Stark cosplay. Tesla Inc.’s all-electric semi rig met all the classic Musk product launch criteria: It looked stunning, had unprecedented performance numbers, included features straight […]


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It’s time to start thinking of driving like smoking

December 12, 2017

Via: TreeHugger

Cars are killing us, and it is time to limit the damage to drivers and to people around them, just like we did with smoking. For the last few years, my particular position on cars has grown more extreme, from […]


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Cloud-Based Computing Gains Traction in Trucking

December 11, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

The transition to cloud-based computing in the trucking industry is accelerating as carriers realize the cost savings and operational efficiencies that can be achieved, technology experts said. That migration to the cloud — which refers to using remote servers hosted […]


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This week in the future of cars: you get what you pay for

December 8, 2017

Via: Wired

IF YOU WANT to cheap out on a new shirt—you’re heading, say, to Target instead of Bergdorf Goodman—you probably expect to get a totally fine piece of cloth to hang on your back, and won’t get too upset when it […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Top Driver Complaints: Rude Staff, Pay, Intrusive In-Cab Technology, Analysts Say

December 6, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

Fleet drivers have issues with their carrier’s staff, the company’s approach to equipment and maintenance, technology in their cabs and feel that they have little control over their work, according to WorkHound, the Chattanooga, Tenn.-based provider of a smartphone-based system […]


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LA Auto Show Report: 9 Futures Features Hitting the Road

December 5, 2017

Via: Wired

EACH CAR SHOW has its own personality. Geneva is all about supercars and speed. Paris is about quirk and French flair. Tokyo’s auto unveils are cute and smart, and Detroit still has American muscle covered. Los Angeles is a city […]


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Army Tests Autonomous Truck Driving Systems

December 4, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

U.S. Army trucks using an autonomous driving system from Lockheed Martin logged more than 55,000 testing miles during a simulated warfare experiment program held at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and Fort Bliss, Texas, according to Lockheed Martin. The trucks used […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Electric Vehicles Could Displace 8 Million Barrels of Oil Per Day by 2040

November 29, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

An energy transition is underway. Solar and wind are being added in ever-greater numbers. Electric vehicles are becoming more commonplace. Meanwhile, policy makers are grappling with the right mix of policies to pay for it all. Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s […]


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Tesla’s Newest Promises Break the Laws of Batteries

November 27, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

Elon Musk knows how to make promises. Even by his own standards, the promises made last week while introducing two new Tesla vehicles—the heavy-duty Semi Truck and the speedy Roadster—are monuments of envelope pushing. To deliver, according to close observers […]


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Aston Martin’s new Vantage is its smartest “affordable” car yet

November 21, 2017

Via: Wired

The phrase “Aston Martin” may conjure images of 1960s cool, of Sean Connery in a fine suit, of the iconic DB5. That’s why the job of every new Aston car over the past five decades has been to deliver that […]