Detroit Free Press: Ford adds vintage pickup truck images to public website for free downloading

Detroit Free Press: Ford adds vintage pickup truck images to public website for free downloading. “Ford Motor Co. unveiled images so rare and popular for public viewing in June that its website crashed. Now, a batch of coveted vintage photos of the best-selling F-Series trucks has just posted online to recognize the 75th anniversary of the iconic pickup. The company hopes to avoid drama this time by doubling computer server capacity of the Ford Heritage Vault site.”

Tire Industry Association: TIA Announces New Online Search Tool to Locate TIA Certified Trainers Nationwide

Tire Industry Association: TIA Announces New Online Search Tool to Locate TIA Certified Trainers Nationwide. “The online search tool is featured on TIA’s official website… and includes a listing of TIA certified trainers from across the country. Users will be able to locate certified trainers in their area by typing in their preferred city, state, or zip code. Each listing will include the trainers first and last name, along with their contact information and specific tire service expertise.”

Digital Trends: Waymo is now working on self-driving trucks in Atlanta

Digital Trends: Waymo is now working on self-driving trucks in Atlanta . “Waymo has already made significant strides in the self-driving car arena, and now, it’s frying bigger fish. On Friday, the self-driving unit of Alphabet announced that it would be launching a pilot program in Atlanta, where the company’s autonomous trucks will begin carrying freight intended for Google’s data centers.”

BetaNews: Unsecured online database exposes details of millions of cars and their owners

BetaNews: Unsecured online database exposes details of millions of cars and their owners. “As well as data such as VIN and details of payment plans, the database also includes detailed information about owners, such as name, address, phone numbers and occupation. It has been left exposed online for over four months, but it’s not clear who the owner is — or how to address the security risk it poses.”

Wired: Of Course Google’s Waymo Is Building Self-Driving Trucks

Wired: Of Course Google’s Waymo Is Building Self-Driving Trucks. “WITH THE LIKES of Daimler, Volvo, and Uber working on self-driving trucks, it’s no surprise that the granddaddy of autonomous vehicles, Waymo, is getting in on the big-rig action too. Waymo (formerly the Google driverless car program, and now a standalone company under the Alphabet umbrella) is working to commercialize its technology, and today confirmed it’s exploring how its self-driving know-how can transform the trucking industry.”

Google Self-Driving Delivery Trucks?

Speaking of vehicles, Google recently got a patent related to delivery from self-driving trucks. “Google’s patent outlines what it calls an ‘autonomous delivery platform’ for delivery trucks. The trucks would be fitted with a series of lockers that could potentially be unlocked with a PIN code sent to the person waiting for the delivery before the truck arrives at their location.”