Transportation

The big questions on travel

With help from Stephanie Beasley and Danielle Muoio

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THE STATE OF TRAVEL: There’s no question that travel is on the way back and that airlines are on significantly firmer ground than they were a few months ago. But there are big Covid policy questions still standing that will

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Auto Industry Wants Help In Biden’s $50B Semiconductor Plan

Law360 (May 10, 2021, 5:43 PM EDT) — Three leading U.S auto industry groups representing the major motor vehicle companies, workers and parts suppliers urged leaders in Congress on Friday to include a priority for the industry in a $50 billion proposal by President Joe Biden to strengthen domestic semiconductor production.

The presidents of American Automakers, the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association and United Auto Workers said in a letter it is crucial that the plan include money for automotive-grade semiconductors.

The letter comes after Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan released in March included $50 billion to increase domestic production

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2021 Technology Roundtable: Advanced solutions for continued recovery

When we look back on this time in history, we can say with some certainty that the pandemic acted as a “great accelerator” for the many trends, challenges and innovations that were already defining the environment in which logistics and supply chain professionals operate.

For one, it immediately intensified the pressure on our global freight networks that were already bursting at the seams. That, in turn, accelerated our adoption of new supply chain software and warehouse/DC automation necessary to streamline operations to meet ever-pressing customer demands despite shrinking labor availability and freight capacity—all while e-commerce volumes skyrocketed.

To help us

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Velodyne Lidar Launches Breakthrough Intelligent Infrastructure Solution


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Rutgers University Selects Velodyne’s Solution as Cornerstone Technology for New Jersey Department of Transportation Smart City Project

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR, VLDRW) today launched its Intelligent Infrastructure Solution designed to solve some of the most challenging and pervasive infrastructure problems. This new solution combines Velodyne’s award-winning lidar sensors and Bluecity’s powerful artificial intelligence (AI) software to monitor traffic networks and public spaces. It generates real-time data analytics and predictions, helping to improve traffic and crowd flow

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Expansion of I-45 in downtown Houston on hold in a traffic-choked, divided region | Local News

Termaria Bartley waited nearly three years for an apartment in Kelly Village, a public housing complex in Houston’s predominantly Black and Hispanic Fifth Ward. In July 2018, she moved in — and received her first eviction notice from the Texas Department of Transportation a little over a year later.

Kelly Village was among 1,000 homes and housing units in the path of the department’s $7 billion expansion and rerouting of Interstate 45 through the city’s traffic-choked downtown.

A decade in the making, the project has triggered extensive controversy involving alleged civil rights violations, neighborhood access, mass transit interfaces and the

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Announcing the 2021 ACT Expo agenda

Over the last five years, the industry has seen a 50% increase in the spec’ing of active braking systems on Class 8 vehicles.

With safety a continually discussed topic across the commercial vehicle industry, groups are working to continue the push for wider visibility and acceptance of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) on heavy duty vehicles.

“Our customers tell us that safety really has replaced fuel economy as their number one priority when it comes to making purchasing decisions,” said Len Copeland, product marketing manager for Detroit Products, during a recent discussion on current and future considerations of ADAS technology

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