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Battle underway at the port of LA : Driverless cargo handlers vs. jobs

July 19th, 2019 at 8:44 am » Comments Off

  LA WATCHDOG–On Friday, June 28, the Los Angeles City Council will consider a motion by Councilman Joe Buscaino to assert jurisdiction over a decision by the Board of Harbor Commissioners to approve a minor construction permit that would allow Maersk, the world’s largest shipper of cargo containers, and its subsidiary, APM Terminals, to install […]

Sorry truckers, Volvo’s autonomous vehicles can handle it from here

July 10th, 2019 at 11:05 am » Comments Off

To start, Volvo’s Vera will ferry goods from a logistics center to a port in Gothenburg, Sweden. But more Veras will eventually mean fewer trucking jobs. Volvo is ready to put its first autonomous, fully electric truck to the test. With the assistance of shipping company DFDS, the vehicle, known as Vera, will ferry goods […]

Human drivers bullying self-driving cars: Unlawful or fair game?

July 7th, 2019 at 11:16 am » Comments Off

  The official California DMV Driver Handbook provides prescribed driving practices that everyone is supposed to comply with while driving on our state roadways, including topics such as safe driving methods when the roads are wet from rain (admittedly, we don’t get much rain, but when we do, California drivers are known to freak-out and […]

What is our plan for zero-occupancy vehicles?

July 6th, 2019 at 8:02 am » Comments Off

In the transportation world, there has always been consensus that there is nothing worse than the single-occupancy vehicle. But there soon could be. A common techno-utopian vision of the near-future city is one where automated vehicles come when called and whisk you to your destination, as you sit, relaxed and untroubled by traffic. But consider […]

A new look at autonomous-vehicle infrastructure

June 21st, 2019 at 12:34 pm » Comments Off

What infrastructure improvements will promote the growth of autonomous vehicles while simultaneously encouraging shared ridership? Imagine a future in which fleets of autonomous buses and shuttles effortlessly navigate through city streets to their designated stops. Ridesharing services dispatch shared autonomous vehicles (AVs) to pick up multiple passengers traveling along similar routes. Robo-taxis drop off passengers […]

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