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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 10:21 am
by Oscar
LISTEN: Autonomous trucks
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Calgary Eyeopener | May 11, 2015 | 6:59 min.
Will we soon see self-driving trucks on Canadian highways? Dan Duckering, the president of Duckering Transportation, joins us to discuss the new wave of "autonomous trucks."


Oil, interest rates, driverless cars, plus fast-food slump: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP
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CBC – Fri, 23 Jan, 2015.
No one at the wheel?
As far as belt-tightening goes, a Conference Board of Canada report played up the savings that would result from vehicles capable of driving themselves.
It said automated or driverless cars and trucks could hit the road in the next decade and save Canadians $65 billion in the form of fewer collisions, reduced traffic congestion, lower fuel costs and less time wasted behind the wheel.
Self-driving cars could reduce collisions by more than 90 per cent, saving $37.4 billion, according to the report.
By 2020, the report says, Google hopes to have fully autonomous vehicles on the road and most major car manufacturers will be selling vehicles capable of driving themselves at least some of the time. [ . . . .]


Canada needs to get ready for self-driving cars: advocate
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Rob Drinkwater, The Canadian Press
Published Saturday, August 31, 2013 10:52AM EDT Last Updated Saturday, August 31, 2013 12:36PM EDT
EDMONTON -- A transportation advocate says driverless cars could be ready for Canadian roads within four years, but nobody seems to be at the wheel to regulate and plan for such vehicles.
"The model that government likes to use in transportation -- in trying and testing it and doing the research -- we don't have time for that. It just won't happen smoothly as we want it to," said Paul Godsmark, a former highway designer living near Edmonton who now gives presentations to transportation officials. "This technology is going to hit us a bit like a tidal wave. And if we're ready, great. And if we're not, tough. It's coming anyway." [ . . . .]


PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 11:06 am
by Oscar

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THURSDAY, May 28, 2015

Finding more money for the Highway Trust Fund overlooks the more fundamental question: will we need more HTF revenue and will we need to build more road capacity in the years and decades ahead? Four trends suggest the answer is no. [ . . . ]

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