The trip highlights the potential for self-driving technology in the commercial trucking industry.

By Team Writer / October 28, 2016

Uber has allegedly accomplished what so many others have been working toward for years. It has produced the first autonomous truck that can deliver goods without a driver behind the wheel. The truck supposedly made its first self-driven delivery to a Budweiser plant in Colorado. While there is still far to go before this will be a common occurrence on American highways, it marks a giant step forward in technology.

Key Takeaways:

  • The truck’s arrival marked the completion of a 120-mile trip, and the success of the world’s first self-driven commercial shipment, autonomous trucking startup Otto announced Tuesday.
  • It was a unique trip because once the truck merged onto the highway, it navigated without human intervention — using cameras, radar and laser sensors to steer, accelerate and brake autonomously.
  • The driver, Walter Martin, got up from behind the wheel and kept an eye on the truck’s progress from his bunk in the back of the cab.

“A self-driving truck takes to the road with no one behind the wheel.”

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Germany Asks Tesla to Stop Using the Term Autopilot

By Team Writer / October 27, 2016

The terms “autopilot” and “self-driving” are causing a stir for Tesla. Reports state the Federal Transport Authority in Germany is demanding “autopilot” to be removed in their advertising to avoid confusion. They state it is misleading, as the car does not drive itself. Tesla responded stating the term autopilot means reducing a drivers work load, but aren’t arguing about removing the specific terms. They have already removed “self-driving” from Chinese advertisements, after an accident occurred.

Germany Asks Tesla to Stop Using the Term Autopilot

Va. County Offers City Free Maintenance Help

By Team Writer / October 25, 2016

In regards to fleets, the city of Petersburg located in Virginia is offering free maintenance help to get police vehicles on the road much quicker. This is in an attempt to help Prince George County. There were over two dozen cars for the police department that were sitting idle when this was offered to them for no labor costs and the city will pay for the vehicle parts.

Va. County Offers City Free Maintenance Help

Video: Calif. Updates Hands-Free Phone Law

By Team Writer / October 25, 2016

There has been some recent insight in particular given into the aspect of the state of California updating there hands free phone laws. In more detail to this matter recently the state of California Governor Jerry Brown signed a particular bill into law that update and expands upon the state restrictions on the manual use of mobile phones and electronic devices while driving.

Video: Calif. Updates Hands-Free Phone Law

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