The EU opened a formal investigation into Amazon on Wednesday centered on how the e-commerce giant uses merchants' data.Technologyread more
Analysts and investors are keen to find out how looming interest rate cuts will impact the second biggest U.S. lender by assets.Financeread more
IAC is set to invest $250 million in Turo, a peer-to-peer car-sharing firm that is often referred to as the "Airbnb for cars."Technologyread more
U.S. officials see the deal as a threat to NATO, for which Turkey provides the second-largest military.World Politicsread more
Google's services have been blocked in China for several years, but the company still has a business there, as the tech giant seeks to sell products to Chinese firms in...Technologyread more
China may have signaled it's going more hard-line on trade, but it could be a good thing, former U.S. negotiator Clete Willems told CNBC.World Economyread more
While the vote served as a show of solidarity for Democrats, it recommended no substantive penalty against Trump.Politicsread more
Barney Frank, former chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, says that significant progress has been made to reduce the amount of imprudent household lending in...Invest in You: Ready. Set. Grow.read more
Facebook's cryptocurrency project has already been met with skepticism from policymakers around the world.Technologyread more
United's Optum is launching a new partnership with John Muir Health aimed at helping the small northern California hospital operator become more competitive with its larger...Health and Scienceread more
A key read on the industry, the Architecture Billings Index, fell into negative territory in June, according to the American Institute for Architects. Inquiries for new...Real Estateread more
Nearly 4,000 people are killed and more than 100,000 injured every year because of truck accidents. But what if those collisions could be avoided, or at the very least, mitigated?
But the American Trucking Associations estimates that only about 10 percent of all trucks on the road have some kind of active safety technology.
Safety experts told CNBC that cost concerns, customer choice and slow regulators often prevent the introduction and enforcement of rules requiring all trucks to come equipped with certain safety technology.
Such technologies include systems that allow truck drivers to set a speed that would prevent them from going faster than the car in front of them, or alerting drivers by setting off alarms when they do get too close. In some instances, the truck even does the braking for the driver.
Another technology is intended to help fatigued drivers who accidentally veer into the wrong lane to stay alert and get back into the appropriate one, lessening the chance of colliding with other vehicles on the road.
Still, a recent accident in Northern California that killed 10 people involved a 2007 Volvo FedEx Truck. National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Keith Holloway told CNBC that whether that truck had crash avoidance technology is still under investigation
Much of the new technology was put in the Volvo trucks in 2009, with active braking added in 2012.
Daimler has demonstrated an autonomous truck, and the company has said it wants to see driverless trucks on the road by 2025.
Skeptics, though, say it will be a long time before Americans see self-driving trucks on the highways.
—By CNBC's Dina Gusovsky