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Autonomous Vehicles May Reach Battlefields Before Roads

The Pentagon may deploy self-driving vehicles in combat zones to reduce the risk for military personnel who need to deliver supplies to troops, according to a report on Bloomberg.com.

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Hino, VW Ink Long-Term Strategic Partnership Deal

A new, long-term, strategic agreement reached by Hino and Volkswagen will evaluate technology cooperation between the two companies with a focus on conventional powertrains, hybrid and electric powertrains, as well as connectivity and autonomous driving systems.

Jaguar Partners with Waymo to Develop Autonomous I-PACE

Waymo-equipped I-PACEs will begin testing in 2018.

Michigan Testing Autonomous Mapping Technology on Fleet Cars

A Michigan Department of Transportation pilot will determine whether devices can be attached to snow plows, police cars, or other fleet vehicles to passively map changing roadway conditions in the state.

GM to Sell Its Autonomous Car in 2019

General Motors will begin building production-ready models of its Cruise AV autonomous vehicle at its Orion Township assembly plant with an intent to begin selling it in 2019. The vehicle can operate with no driver, steering wheel, pedals, or manual controls.

Fleet Forward Conference Announces Call for Speakers

Taking place Oct. 8-10 in San Francisco, Fleet Forward Conference is accepting proposals that will educate fleet operators on new mobility solutions to foster greater fleet efficiency.

2018 Fleet Forward Conference Dates, Location Announced

The 2018 Fleet Forward Conference — dedicated to mobility solutions for fleets — will take place Oct. 8-10 at The Pearl in San Francisco.

Peterbilt Sales Soar, Truck Maker Eyes Growth and Autonomous Tech

After reaching new market-share highs in Class 8 and vocational truck sales for 2017, Peterbilt has kicked off 2018 with an addition to its on-highway truck family and plans to continue to grow its market share as it also works on developing the next generation of advanced driver assistance systems.

Ford Patent Would Allow Autonomous Police Vehicles to Issue Traffic Tickets

The patent argues that autonomous police vehicles can take over routine police tasks, such as issuing tickets for speeding or rolling through a stop sign.

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If you don’t stay on top of the latest developments in mobility, battery technology, autonomous vehicles, and telematics, you are subjecting yourself to the whims of senior management who may be making decisions based on the latest trendy news.