autonomous trucks

Will they go round in circles?

"A 'song that ain't got no melody' makes a pretty good analogy for my personal thoughts on the current plans for autonomous and self-driving commercial vehicles."

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Fresh evidence prompts judge to delay autonomous tech trial between Google, Uber

The trial for a high-profile lawsuit between two of Silicon Valley’s biggest players, Uber and Alphabet (Google’s parent company) involving trade secrets and patents behind autonomous vehicle technology has been delayed until February. The Department of Justice has also announced it is pursuing a criminal investigation against Uber over the accusations made against the company.

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Worship the robots: What a man at the center of Google’s self-driving tech lawsuit against Uber wants you to do

Self-driving truck startup Otto's cofounder Anthony Levandowski has established a "Way of the Future" church to develop an AI Godhead. Before we jump to the pews in science-fiction-turned-reality joy, let's keep the source in mind.

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I’ll take ‘Education and Training’ for the safety, Alex

"Any coherent business owner will tell you education and training are your most important safety features, in any setting, commercial or otherwise. ... How is this being left out of the safety discussion?"

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Things that aren’t in the news, but should be

"The same people who don't hesitate to sit in the fuel island for 30 minutes will lose their mind trying to get out of the parking lot. It's like a switch is flipped from 'Nope, not moving,' to 'GOTTAGOFAST!' (The first person to blame this on ELDs gets a throat chop.)" ...

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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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