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(Source: The Robot Report ) By The Robot Report Staff | July 16, 2019 This groundbreaking collaboration is the first deployment of self-driving vehicles at a U.S. rail yard, said the companies. Harbor Rail and COAST teams have identified a number of areas where autonomous vehicles can add value, including staff transportation, delivery of supplies and equipment, perimeter security, and…

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(Source: Progressive Railroading 01/09/2020) U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao yesterday announced updated federal guidelines for the development of automated vehicles (AV). Chao unveiled the guidelines, titled “Ensuring American Leadership in Automated Vehicle Technologies: Automated Vehicles 4.0,” during a speech at the CES 2020 gadget show in Las Vegas. The guidelines aim to ensure a unified…

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(Source: Union Pacific press release, December 16, 2019) WASHINGTON, D.C. — Union Pacific recently completed Positive Train Control (PTC) implementation, activating its final track segment. The technology is now implemented on all the company’s federally mandated rail lines, including required passenger train routes. Union Pacific will continue working with partner railroads on their interoperability efforts, ensuring…

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(Source: The Hill 12/01/2019) BY MAGGIE MILLER – 12/01/19 09:00 AM EST Congress has yet to roll out comprehensive legislation that would create federal standards for self-driving cars this year, but the wheels have started turning on new efforts to draw up policy. Movement on the issue follows pressure from industry groups and agencies that have been pushing for…

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