Automated Commercial Vehicle Webcast April 24

Highly Automated Commercial Vehicle Webcast April 24 Atlanta

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold a public listening session to collect comments and information on autonomous truck technology, or what it calls “highly automated commercial vehicles,” at the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Workshop in Atlanta on April 24th. They hope to solicit information on issues relating to the design, development, testing, and deployment of HACVs. FCMSA will webcast the entire session to allow for increased viewing and participation for…

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Electric Buses Now Cheaper than Diesel/CNG

Electric Buses Are Now Cheaper than Diesel or CNG

Transit vehicles today are mostly powered by gasoline, diesel, and CNG, while electric batteries only represent about 1% of the market. It is currently a small part of the industry, but it’s also the fastest growing fuel source in the sector and it’s starting to become highly competitive and cheaper. Electric bus maker Proterra is ramping up production and currently claims to be cheaper than diesel and CNG. It leads CEO…

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BYD Supplies 20 Electric Buses to UC Irvine

BYD to Supply Electric Trucks and Buses to United States

BYD California’s truck and bus facility isn’t much to look at – an elderly concrete tilt-up in a mostly still unbuilt industrial center in Lancaster, a high-desert community about 70 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. But things are changing for the electric vehicle maker, a unit of China’s giant BYD Co. BYD has started a factory expansion on a 200,000-square-foot lot in front of the former recreational vehicle assembly…

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Gillig Low Floor Transit Bus Brake Recall

Gillig Low Floor Transit Bus Brake Line Recall

Gillig LLC (Gillig) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Gillig 29-foot Low Floor transit buses manufactured November 20, 2014, to February 11, 2016. These buses, equipped with disc brakes, have rear brake hoses that can rub chassis components and fray. CONSEQUENCE: A frayed hose may leak air, causing the rear brake(s) to lock up unexpectedly, or fail to operate when the brakes are applied. Either scenario increases the risk of…

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