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Roads & Bridges

 •  December 1

President Donald Trump issued a mandate last month that would roll back some “overly burdensome” Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations on the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones. The new initiative proposes to set up “innovation zones” in certain state and local jurisdictions where drone operators could test the technology...

Roads & Bridges

 •  November 29

The connected-vehicle technology demonstration is part of WyDOT's work with the U.S. DOT pilot deployment program
Vehicles in Wyoming equipped with new communication technology will soon help make I-80 safer for travelers as the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WyDOT), the University of Wyoming and their partners demonstrated the new...

Roads & Bridges

 •  November 21

Swedish carmaker Volvo has agreed to supply Uber with vehicles for use in the company’s planned autonomous car ride-hailing service. According to Volvo’s Nov. 20 announcement, the car company will sell tens of thousands of autonomous driving compatible base vehicles to Uber from 2019 to 2021. While there will not be a specific number of vehicles...

Roads & Bridges

 •  October 30

The contract is the largest design-build awarded in Virginia DOT history
The state of Virginia’s Commonwealth Transportation Board this week awarded a $409.6 million contract for an addition to the I-64 High Rise Bridge. This awarding represents the largest design-build contract in Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) history, according to...

Roads & Bridges

 •  October 10

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee quickly approved a bill last week to clear the way for testing and deployment of automated, light-duty vehicles, after first amending it to deal with states' concerns about letting federal agencies block traditional state powers to regulate vehicle sales and operation on roadways. Commerce...

Roads & Bridges

 •  October 5

Fayat acquired the Road Construction Equipment Division of Atlas Copco, which manufactures rollers for asphalt and soil applications, pavers and planers—these products are known under the Dynapac trade name. The agreement includes sales and services operations in 37 countries, production units in four countries (Sweden, Germany, Brazil and China),...

Roads & Bridges

 •  September 26

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) responded yesterday to a lawsuit brought by environmental groups by reinstating a federal requirement that state and local planners track and curb carbon pollution from cars and trucks on the national highways. On July 31, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), U.S. PIRG, and the Southern...

Roads & Bridges

 •  September 19

Intel Corp. this week announced a collaboration with Alphabet’s Waymo self-driving unit, saying it had worked with the company during the design of its computer platform to allow autonomous cars to process information in real time. The computer chipmaker said its Intel-based technologies for sensor processing, general computation and connectivity...

Roads & Bridges

 •  September 11

The bill would allow car manufacturers to deploy up to 100,000 self-driving cars per year
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan driverless car bill on Wednesday, advancing what could become the first set of federal laws for the emerging industry.The “Self Drive Act” was unanimously approved by the House Energy and Commerce...

Roads & Bridges

 •  August 25

Among the myriad programs and promises that have either been curtailed, rolled back or outright rescinded since the Trump administration assumed power in Washington, the Federal Committee on Automation, the government’s council advisory board devoted to driverless-vehicle technology, is yet another victim. According to multiple sources, committee...