Tom Quimby

Embark shows off autonomous tech in cross-country run

The 2,400-mile journey across I-10 began in Los Angeles last week and finished five days later in Jacksonville, Fla. A professional driver sat at the wheel of the retrofitted Peterbilt ready to assume control if necessary.

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Tesla Semi to start at $150k, reservation prices jump to $20k

Tesla last week unveiled the pricing structure for its all-electric, semi-autonomous Class 8 lineup, with a tractor with a 300-mile range starting at $150,000. Those with a 500-mile range will cost $180,000.

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Trucker charged for threatening to kill Trump

According to court documents, James Anthony Jackson repeatedly called and told Secret Service agents in Chicago and Detroit that he was going to kill the president.

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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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Japanese truck maker Hino bringing Class 8 truck to U.S.

Those new trucks, which will be powered by Hino’s 300-360 h.p. A09, 9-liter engine, will debut at the NTEA Work Truck Show next year.

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17 migrants found in back of trailer at Flying J in Texas

Police arrested two Cuban nationals who were responsible for the truck after finding 14 men and three women locked inside a trailer at a Flying J truck stop in Edinburg, Texas.

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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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Fiat Chrysler responds to EPA, CARB emissions violations issued over 3.0L EcoDiesel

The EPA contends that FCA installed and failed to disclose engine management software that has increased nitrogen oxides (NOx) in 2014-2016 Dodge Ram 1500 pickups and Jeep Grand Cherokees equipped with a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine.

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Kenworth T880 explored: 40-inch vocational model offers weight savings, new suspension

Though Kenworth still will continue manufacturing its narrower T800, customers are moving to the wider T880 that has become the company’s flagship vocational model, accounting for about 30 percent of total sales.

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Truck brings down Oklahoma City bridge

There were no reported injuries and the driver said that he had cleared the May Avenue Bridge while traveling east bound on Oklahoma Highway 3 earlier that day, but had struck it later while driving west bound.

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