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Tesla on Autopilot Rear-Ends a Parked Cop Car in Connecticut

December 10, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Another Tesla Inc. vehicle operating on the carmaker’s driver-assistance system branded as Autopilot has crashed into a parked emergency vehicle, eliciting fresh warnings about the shortcomings of automated technology on public roads. A Tesla Model 3 sedan hit a parked […]


Vehicles

Self-Driving Trucks and Presidential Politics

December 6, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

The introduction of self-driving truck prototypes over the past five years has fueled an ongoing conversation about how this emerging technology will change the freight transportation industry in the decades ahead. The prospect of automated trucking also has become part […]


Vehicles

Iveco, Nikola Begin Work on Battery-Electric Truck

December 3, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Iveco, FPT Industrial and Nikola Corp. announced they have begun development of the joint venture’s first truck: the battery-electric Nikola TRE, which is based on the new Iveco S-WAY commercial vehicle platform and integrates Phoenix-based Nikola’s truck technology, controls and […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Who’s Regulating Self-Driving Cars? Often, No One

November 27, 2019

Via: Wired

A few hundred self-driving cars are undergoing testing on American roads today, using advanced technology to journey down highways, stop at red lights, and avoid pedestrians and cyclists—except when they don’t. More than 60 companies are registered to test in […]


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Ford Puts Iconic Mustang Name on First Electric Crossover

November 15, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Ford Motor Co., which pioneered the racy pony-car body style 55 years ago, will use the Mustang name and insignia on an electric crossover utility vehicle coming next year. The automaker said it is expanding the Mustang stable for the […]


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Boeing Scuttles Use of Robots for Fuselage Work on 777, 777X Jetliners

November 14, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Score one for the humans. After four years of trial and error, Boeing Co. is dumping one of its most ambitious forays into automation: the robots that build two main fuselage sections for its 777 jetliners and an upgraded version […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

San Francisco MTA to add 4,000 e-bikes throughout city

November 11, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) signed an agreement with Bay Area Motivate’s Bay Wheels to provide 4,000 stationless shared e-bikes throughout San Francisco. Under the four-year agreement, Bay Wheels will begin to deploy 4,000 new e-bikes starting in […]


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USA Truck Plans to Cut Costs Following Disappointing Q3 Earnings

November 1, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

USA Truck posted disappointing earnings when the Van Buren, Ark.-based carrier released its third-quarter financial report Oct. 31. The company’s year-over-year net income fell to a loss of nearly $1.4 million, or a negative 16 cents per share, after reporting […]


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Fiat Chrysler Confirms Talks With French Carmaker Peugeot

October 30, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Italian-American carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Oct. 30 confirmed that it is in talks with French rival PSA Peugeot, its second bid this year to reshape the global auto industry, which is facing huge challenges with the transition to electric […]


Vehicles

Tesla Shares Soar as Elon Musk Packs Profit Report With Positives

October 24, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Elon Musk flipped the script on those who doubted Tesla Inc. could return to profitability and meet aggressive timelines, delivering positive earnings few saw coming and declaring he’s ahead of schedule on a new plant and product. The electric-car maker […]