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60 Minutes Report: Automated Trucking

Automated trucking, a technical milestone that could disrupt hundreds of thousands of jobs, hits the road.  Companies are already testing driverless trucks on America’s roads. The technology will bring untold profits, but it may cost thousands of truckers their livelihoods. See the 60 Minutes Report HERE

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Info You Can Use – FCC’s The Dangers of Distracted Driving

The Federal Communication Commission has a useful page on the Dangers of Distracted Driving that consolidates links to a number of resources and provide the following three key actions people can for themselves and other drivers they know: Give clear instructions – Give new drivers simple, clear instructions not to use their wireless devices while...

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US Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao Announces ADAS, Connected Technology Programs

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced several initiatives relating to connected vehicle technologies and advanced driver assistance systems before a crowd of industry representatives January 15, 2020 during her remarks at the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting. Chao announced a new pilot program to deploy “vehicle-to-everything” (V2X) communication systems around the country to help prevent accidents...

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Autonomous Car Tester Offers Guide for Firefighters

Google spinoff Waymo is trying to educate emergency responders on how to deal with its autonomous vehicles. Waymo released a training video on YouTube Thursday geared toward guiding public safety officials responding to incidents involving their self-driving cars. The 14-minute instructional video advises how to put a car in manual mode and what precautions firefighters...

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Groups Urge FCC to Protect 5.9 GHz Band for Safety Use

From Communication Daily: Groups concerned about automotive safety asked the FCC to protect 5.9 GHz. They wrote Chairman Ajit Pai and the other commissioners, posted Monday in docket 13-49. “With the tremendous potential to improve transportation safety and the growth in demand for vehicle-to-everything (V2X) services, it is essential that the entire 5.9 GHz band—all...

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Can We Save More Lives on America’s Roads?

Consumer Reports explores the promise of improved transportation safety, the technology reshaping the auto industry and the still challenging highway fatality numbers by looking at four aspects: the car, the road, the driver and the crash dummy of the future.

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Step Aside, Cities – Innovations in Rural Mobility

Urban mobility gets all the headlines, but technology can also transform transportation outside cities. Wyoming is turning I-80 into a connected corridor that promises to drastically improve safety for truck drivers and the public. Emergency managers are looking at innovations in transportation to save lives. This session will explore how mobility providers are adapting to...

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Hyundai Concept Car Has Firefighting Potential

At the Consumer Electronics Show Hyundai unveiled a concept car aimed at emergency responders as well as search and rescue teams. The vehicle, which is not planned for production, was made with extending legs… [READ MORE]

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