Category Archives: Trucks

Self-driving and autonomous trucks and other industrial vehicles

Government Funding for Self-Driving Cars on the Rise US, UK Put Cash on the Table -- Huge Investment Gap for Other Countries

How important is government funding for self-driving cars? The answer from the Obama administration is apparently “Very!” With the recent US announcement of a proposed $4 billion budget for the planning and development of self-driving vehicles, the ante has been raised in the international quest for autonomous transportation. As reported in the Wall Street Journal, the huge US treasury… Read More »

Rio Tinto Breaks New Ground With Pioneering Self-Driving Technology

Mining Giant’s “Mine of the Future” in Australia Integrates Truck, Train Automation Autonomous trucks at Rio Tinto’s Pilbara mine, Western Australia Source: Financial Review, www.afr.com. Photographer: Christian Sprogoe Say “iron mine” and chances are you don’t think hi-tech and sci-fi innovation, but even a brief look at Rio Tinto’s mining operations in Western Australia will change that perception right… Read More »

Write That Code or Get Off the Road – Software Roadblock for SDVs?

Better Software May Make the Difference in Real-World SDV Rollouts One reason that Self-Driving Vehicles are appearing today is the convergence of several lines of technology. Among these are computer-controlled automotive components (there’s been a computer in your car since the 1980’s), Lidar-based sensors,  V2V communications, and the availability of internet-based weather and satellite data.… Read More »