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May 2016 Archives

The role of driverless trucks in Pennsylvania

As autonomous car technology continues to evolve, some are looking to a future that also involves driverless trucks. Industry veterans from Apple, Tesla and Google have joined forces to create a new company called Otto. It developed a product that took three normal Volvo VNL 780 trucks and turned them into vehicles capable of navigating a route on its own.

Truck fatalities down but crashes up

Puzzling results from a federal survey of truck crashes has inspired discussion among industry groups in Pennsylvania and across the nation as they try figure out what happened to the accident rate in 2014. The number of trucks that were involved in fatal accidents nationwide decreased by 5 percent decrease from the previous year. However, injury crashes involving trucks rose by 21 percent over the same period.