What Intel’s $15.3 billion Acquisition of Mobileye Means in the Age of Driverless Vehicles
March 15, 2017
The U.S. chip making giant Intel announced Monday that it had reached a deal to acquire an Israeli company called Mobileye for $15 billion, making it the biggest buy of...
‘Last Mile’ Solution for Driverless Trucks
March 12, 2017
Starsky Robotics wants to solve the primary logistical challenge for the trucking industry by taking drivers off the road and target long haul services, which is primarily highway driving with...
Making Drones Safer By Crashing Into Dummies
March 10, 2017
As drones become more commonplace, the risk of physical harm from an unskilled pilot or out-of-control copter increase, so researchers at Virginia Tech are finding out how to make these...
The Never-Ending Truck Driver Shortage Story
March 8, 2017
In 2015, American Trucking Associations estimated that for-hire trucking companies had nearly 50,000 fewer drivers than they needed, the shortage was less severe in 2016, but the trade group expects it to worsen...
A3 announces finalists in Automate Launch Pad Startup Competition
March 8, 2017
Winner will be announced at Automate 2017 and will recieve $10,000 cash prize.
UPS Drone Meets UPS Delivery Truck
February 22, 2017
UPS has announced that it has successfully tested a drone that launches from the top of a UPS package car, autonomously delivers a package to a home and then returns...
Ford Invests $1 Billion in Autonomous Vehicle and Artificial Intelligence Robotics Firm Argo AI
February 13, 2017
Ford is investing $1 billion during the next five years in Argo AI, combining Ford's autonomous vehicle development expertise with Argo AI's robotics experience and startup speed on artificial intelligence software –...
FedEx Bets on Automation as it Prepares to Fend Off Uber and Amazon
February 6, 2017
The shipping giant is investing in autonomous trucks, and is interested in delivery robots and an Alexa app.
Green Business Initiative Number 1: Automation
January 30, 2017
Going green means to practice certain actions in order to benefit the environment.
AGVs Roll into a New Role
January 17, 2017
Equipped with new sensors and smart software, automatic guided vehicles are pursuing and eliminating non-value-added movement of goods in warehouses and DCs.
New report highlights the opportunities and risks in the ongoing digital transformation
December 19, 2016
IDC releases predictions that suggest manufacturers slow to adapt will not survive, but leaders will also face a new set of challenges.
Why the Tech Giants are Focusing on Trucks and Ships
December 18, 2016
The high tech companies that have focused on ecommerce and fulfillment are expanding across the supply chain, leveraging vast amounts of capital to expand their future business.
From Click to Customer Delivery in 13 minutes, Amazon’s Prime Air Drone Trial Begins
December 14, 2016
Amazon has started a Prime Air drone delivery trial in the UK working with two shoppers who can now order their goods by drone, over time Amazon plans to expand...
Siemens Steps Up Industry 4.0 Vision With Mentor Graphics Acquisition
December 6, 2016
Siemens is broadening its software portfolio in an effort to conquer what it sees as the next big frontier: the industrial digital enterprise.
FORTE and Power Automation Systems rebranded under Swisslog WDS
November 29, 2016
Swisslog Warehouse and Distribution Solutions acquired Forte in April 2015 and PAS in April 2016.
BMW Logistics Using Autonomous Transport Robots
November 18, 2016
The German auto manufacturer has launched a fleet of ten self-driving Smart Transport Robots to transport components through its logistics operations at its Wackersdorf plant.
U.S. Dept. of Energy Awards $5 million for Truck Platooning Study
November 16, 2016
The study will be led by by Purdue University using Peloton's NEXTCAR project team which includes Cummins, Peterbilt Motors Company, ZF TRW, the University of Arizona and the National Renewable...
System Report: Whirlpool puts mobile robots to work
November 8, 2016
In Whirlpool Corp.'s Clyde, Ohio, factory, mobile robots have automated the delivery of parts to the line. The result is a more consistent, efficient and safer operation.
Behind the Honeywell Acquisition of Intelligrated
October 11, 2016
The combination brings together automation, data collection and edge sensors with a global presence.
Self-Driving Uber Cars Hit the Road in Pittsburgh
September 14, 2016
As of this morning, about 1,000 select Uber customers in the Steel City may find autonomous vehicles answering their ride requests with Uber putting self-driving Ford Fusions on the road.