Posts tagged trucks
USDOT Unveils Ambitious Multimodal Automation Initiative, Automated Vehicles 3.0

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao touted the benefits of automation highlighting the potential for AVs to reduce the 94 percent of traffic collisions caused by human error, increase efficient use of roadways, and expand access to transportation for the elderly and people with disabilities. “It’s an exciting time for the future of our nation’s transportation,” she said. “Autonomous technology – including automated cars, trucks, and drones – has the potential to revolutionize the way we travel, transport goods, and connect with one another.”

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G7 enters into a joint venture with GLP and NIO Capital to develop autonomous trucks

Built on G7’s massive real-time data and fleet management capabilities, GLP’s open logistics ecosystem and NIO Capital’s extensive automotive industry partnership, the JV aims to create the next generation of smart vehicles for logistics and transportation through cross-industry collaboration. The JV’s immediate objectives are to develop industry-leading, autonomous driven electric heavy-duty trucks that are highly efficient, safe and easy to manage and to build innovation in ‘asset-as-a-service’ for the logistics and transportation industry via artificial intelligence.

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Peloton shows platooning in MI; commercial release in 2018

The demonstration featured a pair of Peloton-equipped Volvo VNL670 class 8 trucks platooning at approximately 65 feet, and allowed participants to experience how semi-automated and connected vehicle technology, including Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communications, assists drivers in a real-world setting.

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