Locomation completes public road trial of semi-autonomous truck convoy tech

Locomation, an autonomous trucking startup headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, today revealed it successfully completed its first on-road pilot transporting commercial freight. In partnership with risk management consultancy Aon and Wilson Logistics, a Springfield, Missouri-based transportation logistics company, Locomation deployed two trucks hauling trailers in a driverless convoy on a 420-mile-long route stretching from Portland to Nampa, Idaho along I-84.

Automated transport ‘could propel development forward’, say World Bank analysts

Automated transportation and mobility systems – such as autonomous cars, driverless trains, elevators, escalators and moving walkways – “could propel development forward” for the global economy, according to World Bank analysts.

Singapore to trial driverless two-seater cars next year

Driverless two-seater cars are expected to ply the roads of Punggol next year as part of a trial. Developed by the QIQ Global startup company, these electric-powered and semi-autonomous vehicles are meant for traveling short distances and do not require driving skills to operate them.

On the Roads Less Traveled, Speeds Are Up: NHTSA plans survey for 7,000 motorists’ over speeding

So might now be the right time for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to find out if this apparent need for speed is temporary or if motorists’ attitudes toward speeding have changed? In a Federal Register post in early August, NHTSA announced plans to conduct its fourth “National Survey of Speeding Attitudes and Behaviors.” The first survey was in 1997, and the most recent in 2011. Now the agency is seeking Office of Management and Budget approval to conduct the survey, and public comment on its plan will be accepted through Oct. 2. NHTSA intends to survey more than 7,000 motorists to examine the extent to which drivers speed, who the speeders are, when and why they speed, and what countermeasures are most acceptable and effective in reducing speeding.

Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX SUVs Recalled Due to Brake Concerns

Front brake hoses could leak fluid, risking a crash.