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AppWeigh Bluetooth scale sensors allow scale-free truck weighing

A standard truck and trailer combination would need just two sensors – on the drive axles and the trailer axles.

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New autonomous trucking tech startup looking at taking drivers out of trucks

San Francisco-based Starsky Robotics' system uses software, front- and side-facing radar and camera systems for autonomous highway driving like other autonomous companies, such as Otto and Embark, but it also puts drivers in an office where they can remotely control the truck from a terminal to its delivery destination.

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Truck platooning developer Peloton adds ELD maker Omnitracs as partner, plans roll out this year

Peloton's technology synchronizes braking and acceleration between pairs of trucks through vehicle-to-vehicle communications and radar-based collision avoidance systems. As part of the Omnitracs partnership, Peloton will help to roll out automated vehicle technology to fleets using Omnitracs, beginning with two-truck platooning.

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Omnitracs updates Roadnet Anywhere app, adds route optimization features

Omnitracs says comparing the actual routes with the optimal routes can give more insights for routing decisions.

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Garmin releases new dashcam

The Garmin Dash Cam 35 records in high definition and features a collision warning system that alerts the driver when following too closely to a car ahead, as well as nearby red light cameras and speed cameras.

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Truckloads freight matching app hits downloads milestone

Trucker Path says more than 700 brokers post approximately 1.5 million loads per month using the Truckloads app.

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Bridgestone developing new tire prototype for next Peterbilt-Cummins SuperTruck

The company says the goal for the prototype tires is to increase fuel efficiency by up to 6 percent compared to a model year 2009 baseline tires.

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New electric Class 8 truck: 1,000 hp, 1,200-mile range

The zero-emissions truck's fully electric drivetrain is powered by high-density lithium batteries. It will be available for monthly full-service lease that costs $5,000 to $7,000.

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SmartDrive’s ‘Extended Recording’ feature enhanced; other upgrades, video mandate discussed

In a press briefing with reporters, coming just two weeks after NTSB's first call for a mandate for video recorder use, SmartDrive reps noted any mandate would be long in coming but that a belief in the power of video in highway safety "is certainly our position."

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Platooning, better fuel efficiency the goal for fed-sponsored trucking project

Peloton will contribute its current platooning system and higher-automation platooning technology under development. Cummins will offer powertrain technology. ZF TRW will supply steering controls, and Peterbilt will supply the trucks.

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