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New Trucking Forum Created To Discuss Industry Trends

International Truck is creating an industry forum, UPNEXT, where leaders of the commercial trucking sector can come together to discuss emerging trends and topics that are driving industry change. UPNEXT will include a number of initiatives intended to create a discussion among industry experts. The first of UPNEXTtrucking.com, which will store content related to pertinent...

Arizona May Have The First City To Adjust Zoning Laws For Self-Driving Vehicles

In late 2017, Waymo announced they would be unleashing self-driving vehicles on the road in Chandler, Arizona. Now, while officials are still working on how to prepare for vehicles on the road, the Chandler City Council is addressing for the impact self-driving vehicles will have on parking. The ordinance, which chief city planner David de la Torre believes to be the first in the...

How Confused Are Consumers About Self-Driving Cars?

A recent study that polled more than 1,000 consumers about self-driving vehicles concluded that the general public is very confused on the topic. A key component of the survey noted that almost half the participants have a hard time discerning the difference between a semi-autonomous vehicle and a fully autonomous vehicle. Another item that stood out in the survey is the government’s...

Autonomous Vehicle Project Reaches Landmark With First Public Demonstration

Driven, a group researching autonomous vehicles, launched its first public demonstration involving two cars driving on their own at its headquarters at the Culham Science Centre in Abingdon. The two vehicles used their cameras, computers and sensors to navigate the track which included basic traffic, cyclists and pedestrians. The Driven group is comprised of a number of companies,...

BMW Announces Solid-State LiDAR System For Self-Driving Vehicles

BMW announced it will use solid-state LiDAR system for the company’s self-driving vehicles, which they plan to put into production by 2021. Israeli startup, Innoviz Technologies, along with Magna, will provide the technology that utilizes solid-state LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensors with computer vision technology. The BMW contract is one of the first in the automotive...

England And Michigan To Work Together On Driverless Cars

Michigan governor Rick Snyder and UK business minister Richard Harrington signed a contract of understanding allowing agencies and businesses in Detroit to work with organizations in the UK on new technologies and new rules related to the development of autonomous vehicles and smart roads. British organizations will be able to share experiences with their counterparts in Michigan and...

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