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Uber Shutters Self-Driving Truck Group; Autonomous Freight’s Future Remains Bright

Laura Koetzle August 1, 2018

This week, Uber announced that it would close down its self-driving trucks business unit to focus on autonomous passenger vehicles.  In July 2017, we predicted that logistics and shipping firms would replace human-driven double- and triple-freight trailers with human-directed platoons of autonomous trucks and fully autonomous trucks as quickly as practicable and legally permitted. Does this […]

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Uber Shutters Self-Driving Truck Group; Autonomous Freight's Future Remains Bright

Laura Koetzle August 1, 2018

This week, Uber announced that it would close down its self-driving trucks business unit to focus on autonomous passenger vehicles. In July 2017, we predicted that logistics and shipping firms would replace human-driven double- and triple-freight trailers with human-directed platoons of autonomous trucks and fully autonomous trucks as quickly as practicable and legally permitted. Does this […]

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New Tech: Transportation Technology And The Self-Driving Economy

Carlton Doty March 22, 2018

Less than a year ago, my colleague Laura Koetzle and I published a report on the transformative effects of autonomous vehicles on the global economy. While conducting the research in the year leading up to that publication, the news cycles were sparsely populated (at best) with stories of the marvel of self-driving cars. We are […]

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Railways And Wind Farms Demonstrate Power Of Industrial Internet Of Things (IoT)

Paul Miller February 5, 2018

I have been working on a strand of research for about a year, delving into the ways that the internet of things (IoT), machine learning, augmented reality, and digital transformation affect traditional industrial firms, their partners, suppliers, competitors, and customers. There’s an awful lot more to come, but one significant report — From Grease To […]

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Get Ready For The Self-Driving Economy

Laura Koetzle July 20, 2017

Autonomous transportation. If you’re reading this, you have an internet connection, so you’ve heard all about how autonomous vehicles (AVs) are coming to take our jobs, eliminate traffic and give machines the power to make moral choices. This technology is exciting, hence all the media hype – but what does it really mean for your […]

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