Ford Motor Co. told the US Department of Transportation in a 44-page self-driving safety report that it wants to be known as the most trustworthy company in the market. "Developing self-driving vehicles is not simply about the technology -- it is about earning the trust of our customers and of those cities and businesses that will ultimately use it," Ford CEO Sherif Marakby says.
A real-world demonstration of cellular vehicle-to-everything technology on roadways has debuted in conjunction with the Colorado Department of Transportation's regional traffic management center in Denver. The effort was the product of work from Ford Motor Co., Panasonic, Qualcomm, Ficosa (C-V2X onboard units), Kapsch TrafficCom (roadside units) and Savari (wireless communication network technologies).
Tesla has sued Canada's recently seated Ontario Progressive Conservative government for canceling its electric vehicle rebate program, which had offered rebates of as much as $10,640. The government made provisions for customers who had already purchased or ordered cars, but it excluded those from nonfranchised dealerships, which includes all Tesla vehicles.
The DRIVE-Safe Act is a new bill introduced in the US Senate that would create a training program for truckers under age 21 to drive commercial vehicles across state lines. The legislation, much like that introduced previously in the House, aims to overcome driver shortages.
Vancouver, British Columbia, saw industrial real estate lease rates rise 29% during the first quarter year over year, making the Canadian city one of the most in-demand areas for logistics and warehouse space, according to CBRE Group. Recent transactions BMW and IKEA have created a tight market in warehouse space, driving up prices.
Walmart's results beat forecasts in the second quarter as traffic grew and shoppers spent more both in stores and online, the retailer reported. US same-store sales rose 4.5% and online sales grew 40%, as consumers spent on apparel, groceries, gardening supplies and other warm-weather gear.
The Colorado Department of Transportation is recommending a toll of roughly 15 cents per mile for the toll lanes on Interstate 25 between Monument and Castle Rock. The rate will be one of the lowest in the country if approved.
North Carolina Transportation Secretary Jim Trogdon recommended revisions to a 26-mile toll lane project on Interstate 77 that include discounts for frequent users, upgrades to the shoulder to increase capacity, and the possibility of converting one lane from tolled to nontolled on a segment of the project. An advisory group had recommended that the state buy out management company Cintra, but Trogdon said doing so is not feasible.