Self-driving vehicles get competitive as technology becomes currency, a new app is set to help truck drivers avoid weigh stations and Trump’s plans for the Keystone XL pipeline could derail TransCanada’s multi-billion dollar lawsuit. Here’s this week’s Noteworthy News:
Noteworthy News – March 1, 2017
- Self-driving cars have hit a roadblock: Google’s former self-driving vehicle unit, Waymo, is suing the self-driving truck company, Otto, for allegedly stealing thousands of confidential files. Otto says they’re ready for a fight, as self-driving competition gets fierce. Via Fortune
- If weigh stations are slowing you down, you may want to look to Preclear, a clever app from Drivewyze that promises to save truck drivers time, money and frustration on the road. Drivers in good standing will have the opportunity to bypass 25 participating weigh stations across Alberta. Via Truck News
- As automation moves into more industries, experts warn that over 40% of the Canadian workforce could be replaced by technology and computers in the next 20 years. The most susceptible industries involve retail, administration and transportation. Via CBC
- A significant Alberta oil spill went undetected for over a month, and Murphy Oil has been slapped with a fine for improper maintenance. The case shines a light on how certain simple measures can save manufacturing and resource companies in the long-run. Via The Toronto Star
- TransCanada Corp. suspends their lawsuit against the U.S. government as they wait to see how Trump’s vision of the Keystone XL pipeline shifts. The Calgary-based company must determine whether they can fulfill their side of the bargain and continue with the build. Via The Financial Post
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