Canada: Energy Company Switches to Self-Driving Trucks for Oil Sands Mining

Self-driving vehicles come in various shapes and sizes these days, and a Canadian company is investing in giant ore-carrying trucks to help mine oil sands in northern Alberta.

What’s unusual is that Suncor Energy came right out and said the automation would cause 400 jobs to be cut over the next six years. The new Komatsu […]

Senate Hearing Paves Way for Self-Driving Trucks

Anyone who cares about automation’s threat to jobs should know that industry is moving ahead rapidly to develop and market self-driving vehicles which endanger the employment of 3.5 million Americans. As noted here, the House passed a self-driving car bill earlier this month despite its busy schedule.

Some non-automotive companies are investing the big bucks, like […]

Obama Plans to Spend $4 Billion to Speed Development of Self-Driving Vehicles

The tech industry has been successfully moving forward at deliberate speed to create self-driving cars, trucks and buses, but the administration thinks it can help by dumping in a major infusion of taxpayer cash. On Thursday, the Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced a plan increase government meddling in driverless vehicles to expedite the process:

FOXX: “We […]