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May 10, 2018
Commentary: Are We Moving Too Fast on Autonomous Vehicles?
<p><strong>Rolf Lockwood</strong></p> We can’t afford to be afraid of change, especially not these days when anything seems possible – but we also can’t afford to be cavalier about the path we take in finding new and better ways to do things.

Red-Light Runner Collides With Autonomous Waymo Van
<p><em>Screenshot from Waymo crash in Arizona via ABC15.</em></p> A Waymo self-driving car was involved in a three-vehicle crash on May 4 in a busy shopping district of Chandler, Arizona, that was caused by a red-light runner, according to media reports.

Augmented Reality Tool Helps Train Diesel Techs [Video]

The Diesel Program at Fox Valley Technical College is exploring the use of 3D augmented reality to show students the inner workings of a diesel engine.

Volvo Implements Vehicle-to-Vehicle Connectivity
<p><em>Photo courtesy of Volvo.</em></p> Volvo cars and trucks in Sweden and Norway will now be able to share real-time data to expand coverage of connected safety technology.

Fr8Star Price Lock Allows for Fast Freight Booking
<p><strong>The Price Lock feature allows shippers&nbsp;quickly agree to a price and book freight.</strong> <em>Screenshot: Fr8 Revolution</em></p> Fr8 Revolution has announced its new Price Lock feature in the Fr8Star.com marketplace that allows shippers to obtain a fair market rate and book freight for legal and permitted and open deck freight.

Great Dane Partners with Decisiv for Service Management Platform
Great Dane has teamed up with Decisiv to improve how it manages service and maintenance events.

Geotab Sets Speakers for Its Telematics Conference
<p><em>Photo of Geotab Connect 2017 courtesy of Geotab.</em></p> A transportation and energy thought leader, mobility author, and data analyst will offer their insights during Geotab Connect 2018, a user conference and industry event hosted by the telematics provider.

Volvo Trucks Rolls out Online Spec’ing Tool
<p><strong>The Volvo Trucks online configurator allows users to spec out the new Volvo VNR and VNL models, selecting exterior options, interiors, powertrain and uptime services.</strong> <em>Screenshot via Volvo Trucks</em></p> Volvo Trucks has released a new online configurator tool for building and customizing new Volvo VNR and VNL models.

Got Questions
Q. Is there a replacement for the old Xantrex IP1012 or RM1012 Inverter/Charger that came with my truck? Can I replace myself?

A. These inverters installed on the assembly line at major truck manufacturers were mounted outside and were waterproof. These were heavy and expensive too. READ MORE



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