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When Will We Have Autonomous Trucks? When One Passes "The Test."

How will we know when we're ready for truly autonomous trucks on our roadways? Well not until they pass this test...

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Less May Not Be More (Part 2) - A Little Deeper Dive Into the New "Automated Driving Systems (ADS): A Vision for Safety 2.0" Policy

What's New with the “Automated Driving Systems (ADS): A Vision for Safety 2.0.”

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Who is Responsible for Ensuring Safety in the Automated Age?

In September of 2016 NHTSA introduced the "Federal Automated Vehicles Policy" to help speed up the development and implementation of automated vehicles on our roadways.

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Driverless Trucks – When? How? Why?

The automotive and trucking industry has seen a boom in the development and testing of automated and autonomous technologies.

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By the Numbers (Part 2) UPDATED

Of course, the data only shows the numbers, not the reasons why. Much as I'd like to delve into this aspect, there's really a need for more methodical research in this area.

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The Dangers of Dual-Tire Pressure Imbalance

Everybody knows how important it is to keep your truck’s tires inflated to the right pressure: safety, stopping distance, fuel efficiency, operating costs, and tire life are all directly rela

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The Vernacular of Autonomy – A Primer

Autonomous vehicles or automated vehicles? Believe it or not, there is a difference. And, for the most part, nearly everyone is using autonomous in the wrong way.

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Tips to Avoid CSA Violations

Keep your air system and brakes operating their best with these inspection and maintenance tips.

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By the Numbers (Part 1) – UPDATED with 2015 Numbers

Part one of this blog takes a look inside the numbers released in the FMCSA’s “Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts” report.

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Test Drive Your Technology

One of the neat things I get to do in my role at Bendix is manage the talented group that makes up our customer solutions demo team...

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A common definition of remanufacturing – What it means

As interest in remanufacturing continues to grow, there’s also an increased focus on establishing a common definition of just what “reman” means...

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Why truckers are still needed

Why are drivers going to be around for longer than the technologically roaring 2020s? A few reasons come to mind...

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Why the Future Doesn’t Happen Overnight

Today, there’s a lot of talk about automated/autonomous vehicle technologies and, if you were to believe the pundits (and those beholden to venture capitalists), we’ll be riding around in dri

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Thoughts on Future Autonomy – A Starting Point?

Like many of you, I’ve been thinking a lot about autonomous trucks, cars, and some of the implications of these rapidly advancing technologies for our industry.

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The good mandate—ESC (Electronic Stability Control)

In 2014, over 15,000 heavy vehicles were involved in rollover and jackknife crashes. That’s an average of 41 heavy trucks and busses rolling over or jackknifing every day. ESC will help redu

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Automated, Autonomous, Platooning – Oh My! The AV Q & A.

Who is leading the way in automation developments? What do you foresee as the primary first use for any autonomous truck ...

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Why Five?

In the Federal Automated Vehicles Policy the NHTSA has defined 5 levels of automation, In case you were wondering about those 5 levels...

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Getting to Safe Autonomous Vehicle Applications – NHTSAs “Federal Automated Vehicles Policy”

This blog takes a look at the “guidelines” released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...

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How We Got to Where We Are…

Driver assistance systems, they didn’t just appear overnight, right? This post discusses how antilock braking systems – or ABS – started us on the path to where we are today.

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