New company makes progress on self-driving truck kits

Florida residents may have heard that a California-based company named Otto is designing a system that will allow existing semi-trucks to become fully self-driving. The individuals involved in the startup include veterans who have worked with other companies involved in designing self-driving cars, such as Google, Apple and Tesla. In a period of four months, [...]

Truck driver fatalities down, but injuries up

Truck drivers in Florida and around the country may have had lower involvement in fatal crashes in 2014 than in 2013, but more injuries compared to the previous year were reported based on statistics from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The number of trucks that were in fatal crashes dropped by 5 percent between [...]

An overview of U.S. maritime law

Accidents can happen anywhere, including on the high seas. Whether an incident affects persons or cargo, admiralty law helps determine who is responsible. Admiralty law, also known as maritime law, governs navigation and shipping, and may cover incidents involving cruise ships, commerce, and even ship hijacking and piracy. Just because a vessel is involved, however, [...]

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