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Daimler Trucks Demonstrates Truck Platooning

Daimler Trucks North America demonstrated “pairing” of two trucks, what is commonly known as two-truck platooning, at the Capital Market and Technology Day June 6. This fuel-saving technology is also a step on the path to more highly automated vehicles.

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Daimler Aims for Level 4 Automated Trucks

Daimler Trucks says it’s targeting Level 4 automated driving technology – essentially skipping Level 3 because it believes it’s a safer way to go.

Daimler Announces Automated Truck R&D Center

Daimler Trucks is creating an Automated Truck Research and Development Center in Portland, Oregon, to explore automated driving technologies including truck platooning.

The Art and Science of Managing a Fleet

Fleet management may be a lot more science and lot less art than it was in the 20th century, but there are still a lot of decisions to make.

Tesla Removed from Crash Investigation for Violating NTSB Rules

Tesla will no longer be able to participate in the National Transportation Safety Board investigation of a fatal crash involving a Tesla Model X after it violated the agency’s rules on sharing investigative information before being vetted and confirmed.

Hino, VW Ink Long-Term Strategic Partnership Deal

A new, long-term, strategic agreement reached by Hino and Volkswagen will evaluate technology cooperation between the two companies with a focus on conventional powertrains, hybrid and electric powertrains, as well as connectivity and autonomous driving systems.

Jaguar Partners with Waymo to Develop Autonomous I-PACE

Waymo-equipped I-PACEs will begin testing in 2018.

Michigan Testing Autonomous Mapping Technology on Fleet Cars

A Michigan Department of Transportation pilot will determine whether devices can be attached to snow plows, police cars, or other fleet vehicles to passively map changing roadway conditions in the state.

GM to Sell Its Autonomous Car in 2019

General Motors will begin building production-ready models of its Cruise AV autonomous vehicle at its Orion Township assembly plant with an intent to begin selling it in 2019. The vehicle can operate with no driver, steering wheel, pedals, or manual controls.

Fleet Forward Conference Announces Call for Speakers

Taking place Oct. 8-10 in San Francisco, Fleet Forward Conference is accepting proposals that will educate fleet operators on new mobility solutions to foster greater fleet efficiency.