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How Will Technology Reshape the Industry After COVID-19?

Truck

In the wake of 9/11, 11,000 U.S trucking companies folded. Outside of hurricanes and earthquakes, the attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon were the largest insured losses in history. In an effort to regain control, insurance companies raised premiums across industries with trucking taking a direct hit.

Minnesota's Approach to Connected and Automated Vehicles

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By Chris Hadfield
Director
Minnesota State Transportation Center of Excellence

Did you know that nearly 94% of all vehicle fatalities are caused by human factors? The whole point of vehicle connection and automation is to increase safety and reduce human error. There are many technical challenges and other issues that need to be addressed ahead of time.

Autonomous Vehicle Technologies: Impact on Workforce Training and Education

Auto Industry

By Chris Hadfield
Director
Minnesota State Transportation Center of Excellence

At the 1939 World’s Fair in New York City, General Motors had an exhibit called “Futurama.” This was a model of the future that showed how we could have automated vehicles and highways that reduce traffic congestion and vehicle accidents. At the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, 29 vehicle manufactures were present and all of them showcased their version and vision of a fully autonomous vehicle and infrastructure.