While researching these emerging technologies, I kept hearing terms such as deep learning, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. What do those mean, and what do they mean for trucking?
A start-up called Embark has completed a coast-to-coast test drive of its autonomous truck, hauling Electrolux refrigerators.
The HELP Inc. nonprofit, which operates the PrePass weigh station bypass service, reached an agreement with the Oregon Department of Transportation. PrePass carriers that operate in Oregon can now allow their transponders to be enrolled in and utilize Oregon’s state-operated Green Light weigh station bypass system.
Help Inc. announced seven new operational weigh station bypass locations in North Carolina, increasing the number of stations available to PrePass users traveling in the state.
As vehicles of all kinds transform into computers on wheels, cybersecurity is becoming more of an issue. And trucks are an especially attractive target, experts believe.
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The company FreightPrint is out with a smartphone app and tracking service that company founder Sam Titus says harnesses the GPS and cellular communication capabilities of smartphones in order to put tracking tools and service into the hands of independents and small fleets.
For the owner-operator who’s certain to be a part of the industry for a long time and who wants simplicity at a low price, the devices available without a monthly subscription fee can be a good match.
ReAx precision steering works with lane departure and lane centering technology to help keep the truck in the middle of the lane. The unit uses sensors to determine driving conditions and then controls an electric motor in the steering column to provide the appropriate torque feedback to the driver.
We see it every day. Some is driving too slow, swerving in and out of lanes, or is otherwise driving like an idiot. You catch up behind the driver and where are they looking? Straight down toward their phone. Nearly. Every. Time. All we can do is give them “The Look,” a hands-in-the-air gesture or maybe even the finger, if that’s your style.
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is adding a level of inspection focusing on electronic equipment in commercial vehicles. The new Level VIII inspection is conducted electronically or wirelessly while the vehicle is in motion without direct interaction with an enforcement officer.