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    Volvo’s vision automated, electrified, connected

    September 19, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    WASHINGTON, DC – Change is said to be one of the certainties in life, and Volvo Trucks is preparing for a future that is electrified, automated, and connected. But the company doesn’t expect fully autonomous or electric linehaul trucks anytime soon.
    “It’s a time of revolution when it comes to engineering and technologies,” Chief Technology Officer Lars Stenqvist said during a media roundtable in Washington, DC. “This is the most fascinating and challenging era ever.”
    While Volvo expects electric trucks to emerge, the company’s electrification strategy is focusing on applications like ports, urban centers, and construction rather than the open road.

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    Wabco turns to steering with Sheppard deal

    August 24, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – Wabco Holdings has signed an agreement to acquire RH Sheppard — a U.S. maker of power steering gears — securing access to a key piece of technology needed for self-driving vehicles.

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    Fully autonomous vehicles still years away: panel

    May 1, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    BANFF, AB – Announcements about various advances in autonomous vehicles are coming fast and furious. Demonstrations have been held on tracks and highways alike. In its latest budget, Ontario even committed $80 million over five years to create an Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network. Just don’t expect driverless trucks to be a reality anytime soon.

  • Autonomous vehicles won’t replace drivers – yet

    March 30, 2017 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    NASHVILLE, TN – The technology needed to create autonomous vehicles continues to move forward, but it could still be quite awhile before self-driving become an active part of the trucking industry.

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    Chao confirmed as U.S. Transportation Secretary

    February 1, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate has confirmed Elaine Chao as U.S. Secretary of Transportation.

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    Anything is possible

    November 1, 2016 12:00AM by Rolf Lockwood

    Where are we headed? Well, with enormous potential waiting to burst, we’re in the midst of the second industrial revolution. It’s all about the Internet of Things, meaning a network of physical things embedded with electronics and sensors and internet connectivity — and crucially, the ability to exchange data. Put a savvy truck in the middle of that network and start thinking about what it could link up with.

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    Autonomous vehicles need “political engineering”: speaker

    October 5, 2016 12:00AM by John G Smith

    LAS VEGAS, NV — Advances in technology are bringing autonomous vehicles closer to reality, but first they will have to overcome some significant government-related barriers.

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    Tesla to build trucks, defends autonomous vehicles

    July 22, 2016 12:00AM by John G Smith

    PALO ALTO, CA – Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is turning his sights to commercial vehicles, unveiling a “master plan” for the company that includes producing a new Tesla Semi.

    “In addition to consumer vehicles, there are two other types of electric vehicle needed: heavy-duty trucks and high passenger-density urban transport,” he writes in the plan that was posted last night. “Both are in the early stages of development at Tesla and should be ready for unveiling next year. We believe the Tesla Semi will deliver a substantial reduction in the cost of cargo transport, while increasing safety and making it really fun to operate.”

  • Ontario First to Test Automated Vehicles on Canadian Roads

    October 13, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    TORONTO, ON — The Ontario government is launching a new pilot program, making it the first area in Canada to allow for the testing of automated vehicles on roadways beginning at the start of 2016.