Tag: autonomous trucks
Over the Road reality creeps toward 'automated future'?
In the finale of Overdrive Radio's re-air of the OTR podcast, a long look with Long Haul Paul Marhoefer at both skeptics and proselytizers of trucking automation, with plenty emphasis on where truckers stand in today's on-highway reality.
April 2, 2021
States enter pact to ban truck emissions, major OEM presses for self-driving rig by 2024
Nearly one-third of U.S. states on Tuesday announced they have entered into a pact that would effectively ban carbon-emissions-producing heavy-duty trucks by 2050. Also, a major truck OEM has said it plans to bring a self-driving truck to market by 2024.
July 15, 2020
Over the Road episode 8: The Road Ahead
Over the Road hauls to Dallas and the Great American Trucking Show to probe the question on many truckers' minds: Will automation render them obsolete?
May 28, 2020
‘Venture capital is a little fickle’: Autonomous-truck developer and trucking company Starsky Robotics closes shop
Venture capital funding issues has caused the autonomous truck developer and trucking company Starsky Robotics to lay off drivers and close shop. Details here.
February 24, 2020
With the public leery about sharing the road with robots, ‘Advocates’ may be truckers’ ally, for once
As more and more assistive driving technologies keep hitting the roads, truck drivers may find a new kind of ally in a group pressing for safety standards.
February 13, 2020
‘Autonomy’ for whom? The independent owner-operator and tech skeptic featured in new film
In this Overdrive Radio edition, count Debbie Desiderato among technology skeptics when it comes to the choice our society is likely to be presented eventually in some form — whether to fully accept high-speed vehicles on public roads without an operator capable of reason and judgment behind the wheel.
January 7, 2020
Small group of truckers in Lexington, Ky., today showing Yang campaign support — a little for Trump, too — around President’s rally
In a bid for national attention to driver issues, today a small group of truckers banded together in Lexington, Ky., with support from an Andrew Yang campaign-supporting Super PAC to display Yang support around a Trump rally. They invited Trump-supporting truckers to fly their banners, too.
November 4, 2019
Owner-ops voice concerns, fellowship at 10-4 on D.C. on National Mall
Participation in the event this year was down slightly from last year, but the makings of a successful event are well in hand. Participating owner-operators and drivers will be parked on the mall through early Saturday, followed by a convoy back for some R&R at the fairgrounds in Fredericksburg, Va.
October 3, 2019
Engineering realities v. hyperactive marketing: The ‘driverless’ trucking future explored
The Overdrive Radio podcast transports you like so many teleporting time machines back to the Aug. 22 panel at GATS about the $64,000 question: What’s the role of the driver look like at it changes over time with increasingly advanced layers of auto-assist technology?
September 6, 2019
Driver’s role in ‘driverless trucks’ explored in GATS panel
One vision of the future driver was exemplified by an approach to tech development discussed in this sessions at GATS — this vision sees the work of driving becoming an office job that is however something like telecommuting, of a fashion, to a mobile office rolling down the road.
August 23, 2019
Fleet survey probes tech-advancement challenges
A new survey conducted by TD Bank’s equipment-finance group at the April-held annual expo of the NAFA association showed more than half of the respondents naming new technology as posing the biggest challenge for the coming year.
August 5, 2019
Autonomous regulations comment period extended through late August
FMCSA is seeking comments on a number of topics, including cybersecurity, hours of service for automated driving system operators, CDL endorsements for ADS operators, medical qualifications for ADS operators and more.
July 31, 2019
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