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Hybrid cars are twice as vulnerable to supply chain issues as gas-powered models

July 28, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily

The global computer chip shortage has hit car manufacturers especially hard, indicating the importance of supply chain resilience. Yet, for hybrid electric vehicles, it isn’t clear how their production could be impacted by fluctuating supplies and high prices. To get […]


Vehicles

6 ways truckers can spot potential severe storms

July 21, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

How can drivers determine if dark clouds on the horizon may signal severe thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes, hail or powerful winds? Detecting severe storms often requires sophisticated equipment, but truckers can use their senses to make a close prediction […]


Vehicles

DOT Officials Offer Overview of Automated Vehicle Testing

July 16, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Commercial trucking operations are included in the slew of connected and automated vehicle testing activities the federal government is currently pursuing. Kevin Dopart, program manager for connected vehicle safety and automation at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Intelligent Transportation Systems […]


Vehicles

Electric delivery vehicles: When, where, how they’re charged has big impact on greenhouse gas emissions

July 12, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily

The transportation sector is the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, and a lot of attention has been devoted to electric passenger vehicles and their potential to help reduce those emissions. But with the rise of […]


Vehicles

Commercial goods transport companies want to electrify, but wait on technology

June 28, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

Commercial goods transporters say they want to buy electric medium- to heavy-duty trucks, but they’re waiting on technology and production to catch-up to demand. U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) stressed how important the move to electrify medium- to heavy-duty trucks […]


Shipping, Vehicles

FedEx rolls out Nuro autonomous delivery vehicle in Houston

June 15, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) has been testing an autonomous delivery vehicle in the Houston area since April. The vehicle, a Nuro R2 model, is delivering parcels as part of a multiyear, multiphase agreement to pilot autonomous last-mile delivery. “We have […]


Vehicles

Study calls for national truck-parking standards

June 14, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

An array of technologies and applications used by truck drivers at the state level to locate and reserve parking spaces highlights the need for a standardized truck-parking information framework across the country, according to a new study. A research report […]


Impact & Regulations, Shipping, Vehicles

Industry Rejects Tax Proposal Targeting Trucks

May 19, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

A Senate proposal to impose a vehicle-miles-traveled fee exclusively on commercial vehicles drew a strong rebuke from the leaders in the trucking industry. During a May 18 Finance Committee hearing to explore funding solutions for the country’s infrastructure system, Sen. […]


Vehicles

Novel methods to improve the range and safety of e-vehicles

May 18, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily

As part of the European Union’s STEVE* project, Surrey has developed several pioneering approaches to torque vectoring in electric vehicles. In e-vehicles with multiple motors, it is possible to deliver different amounts of drive power to each wheel. This benefits […]


Vehicles

Tesla Engineer Says Musk Overstated Tesla Autopilot Capability

May 7, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

One of Tesla Inc.’s engineers told California authorities that CEO Elon Musk overstated the capability of Autopilot, the company’s driver-assistance system, early this year. The clarification was described in a series of records the California Department of Motor Vehicles released […]