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Category: Connected Fleet News

ZF TraXon Transmission Features Predictive Maintenance Function

ZF TraXon Transmission Features Predictive Maintenance Function

| July 17, 2018

The technology company ZF has added a new digital solution to its commercial vehicle portfolio. The TraXon modular transmission system, successfully used by truck manufacturers worldwide, will be equipped with an optional predictive maintenance function starting in 2019. This offers fleet operators the capability to monitor the condition of critical individual components such as transmission […]

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DAT Broker TMS Adds New Load Tracking Module

DAT Broker TMS Adds New Load Tracking Module

| July 17, 2018

DAT Solutions announced that its DAT Keypoint broker transportation management software has added a new module that integrates the DAT OnTime™ load tracking service. This optional module makes exact load locations visible on a map, in real time, from within the TMS. “Freight brokers are busier than ever, and shippers increasingly demand full visibility into the location of their freight while it is in transit,” […]

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Valeo Partners with Apollo on Self-driving Platform from Baidu

Valeo Partners with Apollo on Self-driving Platform from Baidu

| July 16, 2018

Valeo announced that it has entered into strategic cooperation with Apollo, the open autonomous driving platform created by Baidu, the leading Chinese language Internet search provider. Here’s what’s happening: Valeo will contribute its expertise in sensors, an area where the Group currently ranks as world leader, with the industry’s leading range of sensors, comprising cameras, […]

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FedEx and Volvo Believe Platooning Will Revolutionize Trucking

FedEx and Volvo Believe Platooning Will Revolutionize Trucking

| July 15, 2018

Last month, Volvo Trucks and FedEx teamed up to demonstrate a three-truck convoy on a stretch of North Carolina 540 known as the Triangle Expressway, an area designated by the U.S. Department of Transportation for piloting advanced vehicle technologies. Volvo Trucks executives estimated that some fleet customers could achieve fuel savings of up to 10 […]

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The Autonomous Electric Semi Turning Heads

The Autonomous Electric Semi Turning Heads

| July 12, 2018

Swedish startup, Einride, has unveiled  plans for an all-electric autonomous semi looking to carve out a niche in an increasingly trendy market. The new truck, the T-log, has no cab or engine, just a skinny, sculpted, white slab up front. At the back are upright supports to hold the logs in place. The T-log uses […]

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Why Uber Pumped The Brakes On Its Pittsburgh Self-Driving Car Operation

Why Uber Pumped The Brakes On Its Pittsburgh Self-Driving Car Operation

| July 12, 2018

Uber’s self-driving car safety operators in Pittsburgh have been laid off as the company reevaluates its autonomous vehicle strategy following the fatal crash in Tempe, Arizona. The company has terminated 100 safety drivers, employees who ride in Uber’s self-driving vehicles and monitor their operation after Uber suspended its self-driving tests in North America following the […]

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