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  • Global Fleet Management System Market Research Report | Size, Share and Forecast 2028 22 Feb 2019 08:20 Tradingcharts.com Feb 22, 2019 (WiredRelease via COMTEX) -- Market.us adds a new market research report on “Global Fleet Management System Market By Type, By Application (Logistics and Transportation , and Public Transportation), By Region and Key Companies – Industry …
  • Omnitracs, Red Hat team on advanced fleet management technology 21 Feb 2019 20:48 Fleet Owner Magazine Omnitracs LLC announced a new collaboration with Red Hat as it continues to develop its Omnitracs One platform. Omnitracs said in a release the combination is expected to provide fleet customers with greater security capabilities, flexibility and …
  • California, feds gear up for rail money fight 21 Feb 2019 16:01 The Politico With help from Brianna Gurciullo and Stephanie Beasley Editor’s Note: This edition of Morning Transportation is published weekdays at 10 a.m. POLITICO Pro Transportation subscribers hold exclusive early access to the newsletter each morning at 6 a.m. To …
  • Cardlytics Hosts Inaugural Ceremony to Open its First Asian Office 18 Feb 2019 09:45 Tradingcharts.com Cardlytics (NASDAQ:CDLX), a purchase intelligence platform that makes marketing more relevant and measurable, today hosted an inaugural ceremony to open its first office in Asia. Located in India's Sunrise State of Andhra Pradesh in the city of …
  • The next wave of ‘unicorn’ startups focus on software 18 Feb 2019 01:08 Seattle Times SAN FRANCISCO — Technology startups worth $1 billion, once as rare as unicorns, are now plentiful enough and old enough that there is a new generation behind them — one that looks very different. Silicon Valley’s current crop of highly valued tech startups …
  • AI Weekly: Trump’s American AI Initiative lacks substance 15 Feb 2019 23:55 VentureBeat It’s been an eventful week in tech. Amazon announced it would abandon plans to open one of its two HQ2 locations in New York City, and the company also acquired Wi-Fi mesh network startup Eero for an undisclosed sum — a hint at Amazon’s future smart home …
  • What The Truck?!? - February 15, 2019 15 Feb 2019 20:59 Benzinga Subscribe for free: Apple Podcasts l Google Play l Stitcher l Spotify  Episode Summary: What the Truck is going on in all things freight this week? Redwood Logistics is one of the nation's fastest growing logistics providers, fueled by industry-leading …
  • San Diego gets another unicorn. Self-driving startup grabs $1B valuation in $95M round 15 Feb 2019 20:22 Sandiegouniontribune A San Diego startup that makes self-driving trucks — and the powerful software that runs them — has just landed a $95 million round of venture backing, making the company worth roughly $1 billion, according to its investors. TuSimple, founded less than …
  • TuSimple becomes 'unicorn' as it gets $95M more to perfect self-driving trucks 15 Feb 2019 17:52 Tucson.com TuSimple, a self-driving-truck company with major research and development operations in Tucson, announced Wednesday that it raised $95 million in new capital to further its efforts to ramp up its commercial service. The Series D funding round was led by …
  • Autonomous Trucking Execs Talk Hardware, Regulation And Who Will Be The First To Market 15 Feb 2019 15:07 Benzinga This past week has seen a couple of major deals in the autonomous trucking space. TuSimple landed $95 million in Series D funding, while Ike Robotics took home $52 million in series A. The two companies are at different stages and take different approaches …
  • Catapult Ventures launches with $55 million seed fund for AI startups 14 Feb 2019 16:35 VentureBeat Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer the stuff of science fiction. Sure, there is still much hyperbole around certain applications of AI (and whether they truly can be called AI), but with smart speakers topping Christmas shopping lists and commercial …
  • Autonomous Truck Company TuSimple Adds $95M to Rev Up Commercial Fleet 13 Feb 2019 19:16 Xconomy Xconomy San Diego —  TuSimple has pulled in $95 million more in venture funding to advance its development of a commercial autonomous fleet of trucks. The new Series D round of financing announced Wednesday boosts the San Diego-based company’s valuation to …
  • TuSimple gets more funding to assist in self-driving push 13 Feb 2019 16:00 Fleet Owner Magazine TuSimple announced it has raised $95 million funding, based on a pre-money valuation of $1 billion. The new capital investment will be used to fund TuSimple’s commercial ramp-up and product development. With this round, TuSimple will continue to grow its …
  • Another S.D. Unicorn: TuSimple Tops $1B Valuation with $95M Funding Round 13 Feb 2019 14:55 San Diego Business Journal Self-driving truck startup TuSimple raised $95 million in a recent funding round, tipping its valuation over $1 billion. The company plans use the funds to expand its test fleet to 60 trucks and bring its product to commercialization. Another unicorn …
  • U.S. autonomous truck startup TuSimple raises $95 million from Sina, others 13 Feb 2019 12:14 Reuters.com SHANGHAI (Reuters) - U.S. self-driving truck startup TuSimple said it has raised $95 million in a funding round led by Chinese internet giant Sina Corp, which values the three-year-old firm at $1 billion. The fresh funds, investors of which also include …
  • Driverless truck startup TuSimple raises $95 million at $1 billion valuation 13 Feb 2019 11:06 VentureBeat There’s a healthy demand for driverless trucks. It’s an industry predicted to reach 6,700 units globally, totaling $54.23 billion this year, and one that stands to save the logistics and shipping industry $70 billion annually while boosting productivity by …
  • Start-ups on the path to glory: CarDekho, DailyHunt among others to hit $1B valuation 11 Feb 2019 19:21 International Business Times Every start-up has a story, but not all of them live long enough to tell them. But those that do, inspire the next wave of start-ups and the chain continues. Be it started in a garage or right after dropping out of college, the inspiring tales of some of …
  • Practo, ClearTax among NYT-CB Insights 50 Startups that may be the next ‘Unicorns’ 11 Feb 2019 17:25 Economic Times CB Insights, a firm that tracks startups, analyzed a variety of data to create a list of 50 private companies around the world that are on a path to a $1 billion valuation. Airwallex (Hong Kong) What it does: Makes a system that lets businesses send and …
  • Vehicle Routing and Scheduling Market 2019 Global Trend, Segmentation And Opportunities Forecast To 2024 08 Feb 2019 09:11 Tradingcharts.com Feb 08, 2019 (AB Digital via COMTEX) -- Vehicle Routing and Scheduling Industry Description Vehicle routing and scheduling is a mature market. Fleet routing and scheduling solutions are specialized transportation management applications aimed at …
  • Ike raises $52 million for self-driving trucks 05 Feb 2019 15:59 VentureBeat Ike, a self-driving truck startup founded by former Apple, Google, and Uber Advanced Technologies Group engineers, today announced that it has raised $52 million in a series A financing round led by Bain Capital Ventures, with participation from Redpoint …
  • How to Extract More Value Out of ELDs 04 Feb 2019 10:48 Fleet Owner Magazine Before the ELD Mandate, technology-savvy carriers had a leg-up on the competition. Now that the first ELD Mandate deadline has passed, fleets are looking for ways to extract additional value from their devices. Whether a fleet has already implemented and …
  • IoT asset systems firm buys TMS; 'We can be dominant,' CEO says 02 Feb 2019 02:40 Fleet Owner Magazine For years, fleet and transportation management systems (TMS) have been enhancing capabilities by adding Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and monitoring systems around trucks and the machinery involved. One company believes there are advantages in …
  • Drivewyze inspection bypass service heading to Ontario 30 Jan 2019 22:02 Fleet Owner Magazine Drivewyze is heading north. The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario recently announced that the company’s inspection station bypass service will be available in the Canadian province “in an effort to improve productivity and safety.” Drivewyze said its …
  • Omnitracs names new chief product officer 29 Jan 2019 16:11 Trucknews DALLAS, Texas – Omnitracs today announced the appointment of Paul Nagy as chief product officer (CPO). In this role, Nagy will be responsible for defining overall product strategy, and delivery across the entire product portfolio. “As Omnitracs enters its …
  • Here’s how the US-China trade war will really impact Chinese tech companies 29 Jan 2019 08:44 Asian Correspondent “AS the ultimate goal of the US in current tensions lies in containing China, Chinese tech companies are set to face more difficulty in importing sensitive technologies and technology acquisition.” In an exclusive interview with Natixis Chief Economist …
  • Intelligent vehicles tested in Jiading 28 Jan 2019 07:18 Shanghai Daily Shanghai has opened 37.2 kilometers of trial roads for intelligent connected vehicles so far, of which Jiading has over 11 kilometers, according to a recent conference. The conference summarized the general test results of trial roads for intelligent …
  • Autonomous service vehicles gaining ground in China 28 Jan 2019 03:47 The Dawn BEIJING: Large-scale commercial use of self-driving technologies could become a reality sooner than expected, as tech companies are promoting their use in public service sectors. Last year, Chinese internet search giant Baidu Inc launched seven autonomous …
  • Fleets of automated cars may be coming to Florida roads with no human oversight 26 Jan 2019 15:18 Orlando Sentinel Is it time to revise Florida’s motor vehicle laws to prepare for a future dominated by driverless vehicles? At least two lawmakers think so. A new legislative bill aimed at preserving Florida’s status as a pioneering state for autonomous vehicle …
  • Silicon Valley believes driverless trucks and drones will quickly transform how we get things — but truckers and warehouse workers disagree 24 Jan 2019 17:40 Seatlle Post-Intelligencer REUTERS/Fred Greaves While Amazon fulfillment centers and other warehouses are full of technology, not all logistics executives and managers are gung-ho about all the automation options out there.  Research shows that 60% of warehouse managers and …
  • India- Global Fuel Management System Market Future Growth and Trend Analysis with Top players are Gilbarco Veeder-Root, Dover Corporation, Franklin Fueling Systems, Wayne Fueling Systems, World Fuel Services 22 Jan 2019 05:42 MENAFN (MENAFN - GetNews) Global Fuel Management System Market, By Offering (Hardware, Software, Services), Application (Fuel Storage Monitoring, Access Control and Fuel Dispensing), Industry (Mining and Construction, Military & Defense, Oil & Gas, …
  • TuSimple Keeps on Truckin’ To Stay Ahead of Competitors 20 Jan 2019 08:00 San Diego Business Journal TuSimple plans to grow its fleet of self-driving trucks from 11 to 40. Photo courtesy of TuSimple TuSimple, a San Diego-based company that makes self-driving trucks, will grow its fleet of autonomous haulers from 11 to 40... Take 1 minute to subscribe and …
  • Trucking HR Canada reveals ‘Women Talking Tech’ panelists 17 Jan 2019 15:14 Trucknews OTTAWA, Ont. — Trucking HR Canada’s 5th annual Women with Drive Leadership Summit, hosted at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Centre on March 7, will feature a new Women Talking Tech Panel. The panel will take a deep dive into how these …
  • Rubrik Valued at $3.3 Billion 17 Jan 2019 03:45 Silicon Valley Daily PALO ALTO — Cloud data management company Rubrik has raised a $261 million Series E investment, giving the company a $3.3 billion valuation. New investor Bain Capital Ventures participated along with existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Greylock …
  • Top 12 Ways People Could Prank a Fully Driverless Vehicle 16 Jan 2019 22:18 Phoenix New Times People have been raging against the machine in Chandler, where Google-affiliate Waymo has been testing self-driving cars for the last couple of years.According to a popular New York Times article, which pilfered material from an Arizona Republic article by …
  • Perceptin’s visual perception system for trains has a 1,000-meter range 16 Jan 2019 14:50 VentureBeat Lidar — laser-based sensors that produce depth data by measuring the distance between themselves and objects — are the cornerstone of self-driving systems from Google parent company Alphabet’s Waymo, Uber, and others. They’ve been employed for decades in …
  • Autonomous vehicles gaining more ground 15 Jan 2019 02:50 China Economic Net Visitors check out a self-driving bus during a high-tech expo in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province. [Photo by Zhu Xingxin / China Daily] A future of autonomous driving continues to become reality in China, as local authorities and private firms work together …
  • The wrestling mat surgeon 14 Jan 2019 22:58 Chaska Herald Matthew Boyum was on the mat for nearly a minute, butted heads with another wrestler, arms locked up. He was dissecting how to beat his opponent. The Chanhassen senior would win the match by a 10-1 score over Xander Falkenstein of Eden Prairie, a section …
  • Trucking Startup Aims To Make Self-Driving Long-Haul Look Easy 14 Jan 2019 22:40 Benzinga If Robert Brown, director of government affairs for the autonomous trucking startup TuSimple, has his way,  2019 will be the year that self-driving trucking hits the mainstream. "I want to get my mom and dad to ride along," said Brown during a …
  • The ever-changing ELD 14 Jan 2019 17:43 Trucknews Thanks to government mandates in the U.S. and soon Canada, electronic logging devices (ELDs) have been one of the most talked about aspects of the trucking industry for the past several years. However, when ELDs are discussed it is usually for their …
  • TuSimple takes fast lane in quest to perfect self-driving trucks 14 Jan 2019 14:24 Tucson.com TuSimple is hitting the accelerator on its effort to develop a fleet of self-driving commercial trucks in Tucson, adding trucks to meet early demand even before its trucks go fully autonomous. The San Diego-based company, which has operations in China and …
  • TuSimple highlights progress of autonomous truck technology at CES 10 Jan 2019 17:12 Fleet Owner Magazine LAS VEGAS. The south plaza of the Las Vegas Convention Center can feel far from the center of the action at the CES show. The small, outside area is a long walk from many of the vehicles, robots, televisions, and other electronics that thousands of …
  • Trucking scaleup increases daily autonomous road trips 08 Jan 2019 20:42 Digital Journal The Chinese company TuSimple, which also operates in the U.S., is scaling up its operations in the area of autonomous truck services. Today TuSimple is operating three to five autonomous trips per day for customers across different routes in the U.S. state …
  • San Diego self-driving truck company grows fleet 08 Jan 2019 01:01 San Diego Business Journal Just two years ago, startup TuSimple landed a permit from the California DMV to test its autonomous trucks. Now, with $55 million in funding the company plans to hit the gas, by growing its fleet of self-driving trucks from 11 to 40. TuSimple said the …
  • The Big Rig Next to You on Arizona Roads Might Be Driving Itself 08 Jan 2019 00:13 Phoenix New Times Here's a new game for the kids on the boring drive between Tucson and Phoenix: Spot the big, green-and-white 18-wheelers driving by themselves.Chinese autonomous vehicle maker TuSimple said on Monday it will roll out up to 40 fully self-driving tractor …
  • Here's why a little-known autonomous trucking company is beating Tesla and Waymo in the race for driverless big rigs (TSLA, GOOGL) 08 Jan 2019 00:03 Seatlle Post-Intelligencer Courtesy of TuSimple TuSimple says it will have the largest self-driving trucking fleet by June, bringing its autonomous truck total to 40. The company, based in San Diego and Beijing, is beating Tesla, Waymo, and other big names in the race for driverless …
  • Growth a common theme in biggest Tucson business stories of 2018 29 Dec 2018 17:58 Tucson.com Commercial building boom The Amazon distribution center, an 800,000-square-foot warehouse, is at the Port of Tucson. It’s the second largest building of its kind in the city. A.E. Araiza / Arizona Daily Star In a busy year for commercial construction, …
  • Neo Pueblo 28 Dec 2018 22:47 Tucson Weekly Nearly every field of science is advancing thanks to research and discoveries made in Southern Arizona this year. The technological advancements made in Tucson in 2018 rippled far beyond our region as well, whether it be Phoenix, Mexico or millions of …
  • Tucson Tech: UA leads new smart-vehicle group 28 Dec 2018 20:17 Tucson.com The University of Arizona is partnering with state and local government agencies to help Southern Arizona become an industry leader in smart-vehicle and intelligent transportation technologies. The group, Smart Vehicles and Intelligent Transportation (SVIT …
  • Drivers Still Wanted as Autonomous Truck Tech Faces Long and Winding Road, Experts Say 20 Dec 2018 20:59 Benzinga Technology gets a bad rap as a job killer, but can it actually help recruit and retain truck drivers? Peloton Technology Chief Executive Josh Switkes thinks so. Switkes tells the story about a truck driver that approached a Peloton team at a fuel stop …
  • Transportation Management Systems (TMS) Market to Set Phenomenal Growth by 2023| Leading Key Players: Descartes, SAP SE, BluJay, TMW Systems 20 Dec 2018 08:09 Tradingcharts.com Dec 20, 2018 (AB Digital via COMTEX) -- The study covers key regions that includes United States, Canada, South America, China, Japan, India, Korea, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Europe, Middle East, Africa, GCC and important players such as Manhattan …
  • Inside Elon Musk’s Production Hell and More This Week in Cars 16 Dec 2018 15:30 News What’s it worth to save the world? That’s the question Elon Musk seems to answer for himself every day, as he builds his “sustainable transportation” company, Tesla. And according to our long read, well, most things are worth it. Rage firings. Calling a …
  • Strategy: Only 6% of truck drivers are women — but the data suggests they're safer drivers who are less likely to quit their jobs 15 Dec 2018 15:43 Pulse There aren't many female truck drivers. Companies rarely target women in their recruiting practices. However, data suggests that women are safer truck drivers, and they could help lessen the truck driver shortage. There's something unusual about …
  • Zoox’s Maddening Struggle to Make Robo-Cars Safe—and Prove It 15 Dec 2018 11:16 News Here’s the deal, says Mark Rosekind. He’s sitting in a large, white conference room, deep within Zoox’s sprawling office complex in Foster City, halfway between Palo Alto and San Francisco. Around him, some 400 workers clack away on computers, or roll out …
  • Omnitracs Supports Wreaths Across America for 9th Consecutive Year with $25,000 Donation 11 Dec 2018 14:55 Tradingcharts.com Omnitracs, LLC, a global pioneer of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, today announced that it has pledged $25,000 toward the purchase of 2,500 wreaths to support the Wreaths Across America (WAA) program. For the ninth …
  • Global Automotive Smartphone Enabled Telematics Market Report 2019-2023 Featuring Agero, Airbiquity, Continental, Omnitracs, Trimble & Verizon - ResearchAndMarkets.com 11 Dec 2018 13:43 Odessa American DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 11, 2018--The "Global Automotive Smartphone Enabled Telematics Market 2019-2023" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The automotive smartphone enabled telematics market will register a CAGR …
  • Keeping It Close At Peloton Technologies With 'Advanced Cruise Control' 10 Dec 2018 18:59 Benzinga Peloton Technologies is running several ongoing tests of its platooning system, which its chief marketing officer referred to as something akin to "advanced cruise control." There are no full commercial users of the technology, which would allow …
  • TuSimple’s Robo-Truck Cameras See Twice as Far as Any Lidar 10 Dec 2018 13:14 News We’re heading southeast on Interstate 10, headed into Tucson, Arizona, when we pass the group of men in orange jumpsuits and hard hats working on the side of the highway. “Inmates Working,” the sign on the back of the truck parked on the shoulder says. It’ …
  • Americas Commercial Vehicle Telematics Market - Forecast to 2023 with Agero, Continental, Omnitracs, TomTom International, Trimble, and Verizon Leading the Competition - ResearchAndMarkets.com 06 Dec 2018 19:23 Odessa American DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 6, 2018--The "Commercial Vehicle Telematics Market in the Americas 2019-2023" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. One trend in the market is usage of advanced analytics to optimize fleet …
  • The creator of the 'Bloomberg for the trucking industry' reveals why being based in a city in Tennessee played such a crucial role in his company's success 03 Dec 2018 20:23 Business Insider FreightWaves was founded only two years ago, and it's already the top logistics news site in the world by page views and unique visitors. Craig Fuller, the founder and CEO of FreightWaves, credited part of the site's quick success to the fact that …
  • Through All the Hype, Self-Driving Cars Remain Elusive 27 Nov 2018 17:51 The New York Times The relentlessly hyped arrival of autonomous vehicles looms as the greatest disruption in personal transportation since Henry Ford’s moving assembly line started producing Model T’s by the millions. One word in that statement — arrival — is, however, doing …
  • Tennessee OKs incentives for aluminum firm, truck tech group 27 Nov 2018 09:47 The Fresno Bee A Tennessee panel has approved economic incentives of $975,000 for an aluminum rolling company and $772,000 for a trucking technology firm. The State Funding Board approved an economic development grant Monday for Gränges Americas Inc. in Huntingdon and …
  • Canada Still Working To Finalize Its Own ELD Rule 26 Nov 2018 14:37 Benzinga Canada is working to finalize an ELD rule for truckers in that country. The rule would closely mirror the U.S. regulation, with a few significant differences. As of April 1, 2018, U.S. trucking carriers and owner-operators were forced to comply with the …
  • Blockchain delivers 21 Nov 2018 19:11 Trucknews SUNRISE, Fla. — The first trucking shipment using blockchain and a smart contract has been made. The shipment was made using dexFreight, a decentralized logistics platform. The shipment was a 5,320-lb frozen food load hauled from Preferred Freezer Services …
  • Key Takeaways From The Blockchain In Transport Alliance Fall Symposium 15 Nov 2018 23:52 Benzinga On Wednesday at the Texan Gaylord Resort and Convention Center, following MarketWaves18, members of the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) met to receive updates on the organization's progress toward data standards, hear announcements, share …
  • Northampton Saints star James Haskell in hospital after ankle surgery 14 Nov 2018 10:39 Daily Mail Northampton Saints flanker James Haskell beams in hospital as partner Chloe Madeley pays tribute to his hard work after ankle surgery: 'I'm so proud of you... Keep trucking you little s***' James Haskell has had ankle surgery which will keep …
  • James Haskell in hospital as partner Chloe Madeley pays tribute to his hard work after ankle surgery 14 Nov 2018 10:10 Charleston Daily Mail Northampton Saints flanker James Haskell beams in hospital as partner Chloe Madeley pays tribute to his hard work after ankle surgery: 'I'm so proud of you... Keep trucking you little s***' James Haskell has had ankle surgery which will keep …
  • Primo Water Corporation (PRMW) CEO Matthew Sheehan on Q3 2018 Results - Earnings Call Transcript 11 Nov 2018 09:42 Seeking Alpha Primo Water (NASDAQ:PRMW) Q3 2018 Earnings Conference Call November 6, 2018 4:30 PM ET Executives Matthew Sheehan - President and CEO David Mills - CFO Analysts Amit Sharma - BMO Capital Markets Michael Petusky - Barrington Research Michael Grondahl - …
  • Omnitracs’ Mike Ham wins Service to Industry Award 09 Nov 2018 22:32 Trucknews TORONTO, Ont. — After years of presenting the Service to Industry Award at the OTA’s annual executive conference, Mike Ham finally won it. Ham was presented the award, sponsored by Omnitracs and the OTA on Nov. 8, during the OTA’s annual awards dinner for …
  • Brinno to offer peephole cameras for pre-sale at Indiegogo 06 Nov 2018 05:26 DigiTimes Brinno to offer peephole cameras for pre-sale at Indiegogo Sammi Huang, Taipei; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES Tuesday 6 November 2018 Time-lapse camera maker Brinno will offer the third-generation SHC series peephole cameras for pre-sale at Indiegogo crowd funding …
  • How Traffic Congestion Affects the Trucking Industry 02 Nov 2018 19:07 Fleet Owner Magazine Rush hour. Construction. Accidents. Inching along in snarled up traffic isn’t great for anyone’s stress level, but when a truck driver is stuck in traffic, it’s not just a matter of annoyance. According to the American Transportation Research Institute ( …
  • Waymo Cleared to be First in California for Testing Without Backup Driver 01 Nov 2018 08:25 Insurancejournal.com Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo unit on Tuesday became the first company to receive a permit from the state of California to test driverless vehicles without a backup driver in the front seat, the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles said. California said Waymo can …
  • Distracted Driving Could Be Solved For Fleets With A Simple Technology 26 Oct 2018 15:56 Benzinga Sometimes one solution creates another problem. Then, a solution to the new problem becomes necessary. The problem is that now we have now ELD apps on smartphones, we've created a need for more user interaction with a smartphone in a truck. Granted, …
  • Shanghai issues first test plates for self-driving trucks 25 Oct 2018 08:42 INQUIRER.net A self-driving truck of TuSimple displayed at an industry expo in Shanghai. Photo by Liu Xin/For China Daily SHANGHAI — TuSimple, a self-driving truck solutions company, was one of the two companies granted China’s first road test plate for autonomous …
  • Technology transforming aviation, Tucson expo speakers say 25 Oct 2018 03:10 Tucson.com New technologies including artificial intelligence and 3-D printing are transforming the aerospace industry — and those flying cars may not be too far off in the future, aviation experts said Wednesday at the 2018 Southern Arizona Tech + Business Expo. The …
  • KeepTruckin fleet management company expands in Nashville with $3.6 million investment 25 Oct 2018 02:07 Tennessean KeepTruckin, a fleet management company based in San Francisco, has expanded Nashville operations, part of a $3.6 million investment the company will make locally during the next three years. The company is backed by Google Ventures and has grown its …
  • KeepTruckin fleet management company expands in Nashville 24 Oct 2018 20:33 Tennessean KeepTruckin, a fleet management company, based in San Francisco has opened a Nashville office.  The company is backed by Google Ventures and has grown its staff to 60 from two people in the past year. By the beginning of 2019, the company expects to have …
  • Apple's Peloton patent connects moving self-driving cars to boost efficiency 23 Oct 2018 20:22 Cnet Apple's Peloton patent describes a group of self-driving electric cars sharing battery power through a connecting arm. Apple Apple received a patent on Tuesday for a suite of autonomous vehicle technologies that it's calling Peloton. A lowercase-P  …
  • China’s Uber for trucks raises $1 billion 23 Oct 2018 05:25 My Broadband Full Truck Alliance Group is close to securing as much as $1 billion in new funds to replenish its war chest and jumpstart an expansion into driverless technology, according to people familiar with the matter. China’s biggest online marketplace for long- …
  • Self-Driving Semis Get Boost in U.S. Autonomous Vehicle Policy 05 Oct 2018 09:17 ClaimsJournal.com The U.S. Transportation Department has given a boost to companies working on automated long-haul trucks, saying an artificial intelligence system could constitute a “driver” under federal trucking rules in a bid to ease barriers to the technology. Volvo …
  • When it Comes to Autonomous Cars, the Department of Transportation Says ‘Drivers’ Don’t Have to Be Human 04 Oct 2018 23:31 News The Department of Transportation is getting a little more creative about how it defines “driver,” Secretary Elaine Chao announced Thursday. In the third version of the department’s official stance on self-driving, the department said it would “adapt the …
  • Catching fatigue and distractions before they happen 03 Oct 2018 12:43 Fleet Owner Magazine Driving a truck is a difficult and often grueling job. That is why many drivers wrongly believe they are supposed to be tired, said Al LaCombe, vice present of safety and risk management for Dupré Logistics in Lafayette, LA. Dupré began addressing fatigue …
  • The inevitable mobile communication in trucking 28 Sep 2018 10:02 Fleet Owner Magazine Drivers and fleet managers are embracing the normality of smartphone and tablet devices, making them commonplace in their day-to-day life. Growing pains are inevitable, however, and Kevin Frey, director of warehousing and distribution at Preferred Meals, …
  • A tawdry, disgusting, and distasteful week 27 Sep 2018 07:39 The American Thinker As the Grateful Dead said, what a long, strange trip it's been.  And dude, the week is only half-over.  I mean, like, there it was: the headline declaring that Bill Cosby, Mr. Jell-O Pudding, America's Dad, will spend the next three to ten years in …
  • Drivewyze continues expansion: Furthers footprint into Nebraska 22 Sep 2018 08:29 Fleet Owner Magazine Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass has expanded its service into Nebraska, adding three more locations on I-80, and two on Highway 2. These five locations join an existing Drivewyze service site on I-80.  All six Nebraska bypass sites are located at …
  • Truck routing that can think on its own 22 Sep 2018 06:18 Fleet Owner Magazine While there are many ways to take commercial route planning and scheduling to another level by adding in data and real-time feedback from drivers and trucks, there's something else going on with advanced systems that can go beyond what fleets can do …
  • Why Alphabet just led a $185 million investment round in a trucking startup 22 Sep 2018 04:44 Business Insider Trucking is a $740 billion industry— and one that relies on a lot of old technology. When a small trucking company or a trucker who owns their own vehicle needs a shipment to carry, it's not unusual for them to depend on "voice brokers," who …
  • 10 hot hybrid-cloud startups to watch 22 Sep 2018 04:33 Australian Reseller News As the cloud matures, many businesses are finding that not every application belongs in public clouds. Due to regulatory issues, security risks, data ownership concerns, and fears of cloud lock-in, many applications are stubbornly rooted in on-premises …
  • Next dimensions of routing: Informing the process 20 Sep 2018 15:41 Fleet Owner Magazine For years, the next step in routing technology has been folding in layers of data of all kinds. According to Chris Wickman, a consultant with PTV Group, routing can not only be tailored to a fleet's operations and duty cycles but to an individual truck …
  • International tech giants to establish AI centers in Shanghai 18 Sep 2018 02:54 China Economic Net An exhibitor shows how to buy goods at an intelligent market during the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) 2018 in Shanghai, east China, Sept. 17, 2018. The three-day conference has attracted experts, scholars and entrepreneurs from nearly 40 …
  • STATS Names Jill Hansen as Chief Financial Officer 17 Sep 2018 12:21 Calgary Herald CHICAGO — Today, STATS, the worldwide leader in sports data and intelligence, adds a seasoned financial executive with the hiring of Jill Hansen as its new Chief Financial Officer. .@STATS_Insights has expanded their executive roster with the hire of Jill …
  • Strategy: Driverless technology might actually add as many jobs as it destroys, but the new roles will be 'the worst trucking jobs around' 16 Sep 2018 19:47 Pulse The trucking industry is expected to be disrupted by driverless technology in the coming decades. There are 1.8 million truck drivers in the US. A new report by University of Pennsylvania sociologist Steve Viscelli suggests that not all 1.8 million jobs …
  • TuSimple expanding autonomous footprint in Arizona 14 Sep 2018 15:21 Fleet Owner Magazine TuSimple announced it is expanding its presence in Arizona and planned to add 500 new jobs in Tucson. The Chinese-based company has been testing its Level 4 autonomous truck in Arizona for more than a year, and recently began generating revenue hauling …
  • Self-driving truck company expands in Arizona 13 Sep 2018 23:51 Trucknews TUCSON, Ariz. — TuSimple, a self-driving truck company, announced plans for further expansion in Tucson, Arizona. The company has been testing its Level 4 Class 8 autonomous trucks in the state of Arizona for more than a year and recently began generating …
  • Chinese self-driving semi truck developer plans to add 500 jobs in Tucson 13 Sep 2018 21:36 Tucson.com TuSimple, a Chinese company that is developing self-driving commercial trucks in Tucson, plans to add 500 jobs here over the next two years, officials announced Wednesday. The company, which has dual headquarters in Beijing and San Diego, opened operations …
  • Developer of self-driving commercial trucks to add 500 jobs in Tucson 13 Sep 2018 21:24 Tucson.com TuSimple, a Chinese company that is developing self-driving commercial trucks in Tucson, is adding 500 jobs over the next two years here. The company, which has dual headquarters in Beijing and San Diego, has been testing autonomous trucks out of a …
  • IoT Fleet Management Market Projected to Reach USD 15,500 Mn Globally By 2024 12 Sep 2018 01:38 Tradingcharts.com Sep 11, 2018 (AB Digital via COMTEX) -- Fleet management is a function that helps companies involved in the transportation business to minimize or remove the risk associated with productivity, improves efficiency, vehicle investment, and also provides …
  • Clutch - 'Book of Bad Decisions' 11 Sep 2018 06:21 Seatlle Post-Intelligencer By Charlie Doherty, BLOGCRITICS.ORG Published 10:00 pm PDT, Monday, September 10, 2018 Friday, September 7, 2018 marked the release of Book of Bad Decisions, the 12th album by Maryland quartet Clutch (via their own label, Weathermaker Music). The follow-up …
  • Drivewyze adds six weigh station bypass sites in Missouri 30 Aug 2018 13:22 Fleet Owner Magazine Drivewyze PreClear has expanded its service along I-44 and I-70 through Missouri with the re-activation of six bypass sites, joining two existing operational sites near Joplin on I-44 east and westbound. “Missouri is a key state in the Drivewyze network, …
  • Have the conversation: Coaching drivers to safety with data 27 Aug 2018 19:23 Fleet Owner Magazine Every fleet wants to increase safety and mitigate risk — from speeding to distracted driving to roll stability. But risk that you cannot see is risk that you cannot manage. With effective driver coaching and the right use of data, fleets can help prevent …
  • Self-driving cars face a long road to becoming transportation’s future 25 Aug 2018 15:21 VentureBeat Self-driving cars are the future of transportation. According to some reports, 10 million will hit the road by 2020. They’ll ferry passengers from place to place, like taxis without drivers behind the wheel. They’ll transport packages and raw materials …

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