AutoComplete: Volvo unveils its autonomous garbage truck projectPlus: A strange story about Uber and Tesla, and Chevrolet prices the Camaro ZL1 1LE from $69,995.
Here's what's making news on Road Show. Autonomous cars are all the rage, and Volvo Trucks is even getting into the act. It's working on a self driving garbage truck which it believes can curb fuel use and emissions through smarter routing. The trucks are equipped with the same hardware as the Swedish company's self driving mine truck, and all an operator needs to do is to follow along and toss the garbage into the back. A pilot program is expected to run in Sweden through the end of this year. According to a new book from a Fortune magazine reporter, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick approached Tesla's CEO Elon Musk about teaming up to develop self driving cars after Apple dumped a $1 billion into Uber's biggest rival in China. Musk reportedly said no, although neither side will actually talk about the alledged exchange. Both proceeded together own way in autonomous development and today Uber finds itself in the middle of a high profile intellectual property lawsuit, with Google's Waco. Chevrolet's hardcore track weapon wont be too terribly expensive for what it is. The 2018 Chevy Camaro, ZL1 1LE will cost a hair under $70,000. That might seem like a lot, but it outfits the 650 horsepower super coop, with serious aerodynamics. A Multimatic DSSV suspension setup and lighter components that bring the curb weight 60 pounds under the standard ZL1 coupe. It might not have the power of the Hellcat but unlike that car this one seems ready to road course with the best Europe has to offer. Find more on these stories over at theroadshow.com. We'll talk to you tomorrow.