NASHVILLE, TN – The technology needed to create autonomous vehicles continues to move forward, but it could still be quite awhile before self-driving become an active part of the trucking industry.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate has confirmed Elaine Chao as U.S. Secretary of Transportation.
Where are we headed? Well, with enormous potential waiting to burst, we’re in the midst of the second industrial revolution. It’s all about the Internet of Things, meaning a network of physical things embedded with electronics and sensors and internet connectivity — and crucially, the ability to exchange data. Put a savvy truck in the middle of that network and start thinking about what it could link up with.
LAS VEGAS, NV — Advances in technology are bringing autonomous vehicles closer to reality, but first they will have to overcome some significant government-related barriers.
PALO ALTO, CA – Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is turning his sights to commercial vehicles, unveiling a “master plan” for the company that includes producing a new Tesla Semi.
“In addition to consumer vehicles, there are two other types of electric vehicle needed: heavy-duty trucks and high passenger-density urban transport,” he writes in the plan that was posted last night. “Both are in the early stages of development at Tesla and should be ready for unveiling next year. We believe the Tesla Semi will deliver a substantial reduction in the cost of cargo transport, while increasing safety and making it really fun to operate.”
TORONTO, ON — The Ontario government is launching a new pilot program, making it the first area in Canada to allow for the testing of automated vehicles on roadways beginning at the start of 2016.