autonomous trucks

Is this thing on?

"This administration desperately, desperately needs a check-mark in the 'win' column. If anyone out there is listening, here's your chance. It's ripe for the picking, along with the block of voters it represents. Respond to the truckers on the ELD mandate. They deserve at least that much."

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Bumps and squiggles on the road to Automatic Hell

"Everyone pretty much knows I'm not a fan of the automatic world, I almost lost my life to an auto-flush toilet in Montana, so if anyone can relate to feelings of disdain for having the brakes applied on a commercial vehicle you're piloting, without your consent, it's me."

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California DMV eyes altering regs to allow testing of completely driverless vehicles

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) on Wednesday released a revised version of proposed regulations that establishes a path for testing and public use of driverless– that is, completely unmanned — vehicles.

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Back to the future: ‘Trucks of America’ in 1973; The drones are coming! (take four)

Did you know Overdrive once published truck jigsaw puzzles? We didn't either ... And: The drones are coming! Congressional moves reportedly would prevent erection of state barriers to autonomous vehicles and centralize rules at federal level...

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Saturday round-up: Spring cleaning, chaining the trailer to the coil, best wisecracks of the year

Terminator once declared he could not self-destruct -- how about self-driving vehicles?; an e-log solution for the ages; and a check-in with flatbed owner-operator Joe Bielucki's real-man coils and overdue spring cleaning. . .

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Google confirms self-driving truck platform in the works

Google parent company Alphabet Inc.'s autonomous driving unit, Waymo, is developing a self-driving truck platform, the company confirmed Thursday.

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Texas legislature OK’s autonomous vehicles, including those unmanned

The bill prohibits the state DOT or localities from requiring special permits to operate autonomous vehicles, and it allows unmanned vehicles to operate in the state.

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Uber’s self-driving truck venture shaken up as legal woes mount

With legal trouble swirling around Uber's autonomous truck venture, the company has fired Anthony Levandowski, the founder of the autonomous truck company Otto and a star engineer with Uber and, formerly, Google. The company also quietly announced last month it dropped the name Otto, as it was facing a lawsuit by a Canadian-based robotics company of the same name.

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Uber’s self-driving truck may have violated Calif. law by testing on public roads

The inspection was prompted by the publication of an internal Otto document in which the company refers to testing its self-driving trucks on a daily basis around San Francisco, according to Forbes. This contradicts what Uber told California officials in February.

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Regs relief, autonomous trucking highlight topics for FMCSA committee meeting next month

FMCSA says it’s asking MCSAC for recommendations, related to autonomous vehicles, on CDLs, driver qualifications, ELDs, hours of service and inspection and maintenance and how the agency should navigate those issues, as they pertain to vehicle automation, through the federal regulatory framework.

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