Self-Driving Trucks Are Now Running Between Texas and California

Today, a human driver rides in the cab, but the ultimate goal of this (auto) pilot program is to dump the fleshbag and let the trucks rumble solo down the highway. [Read More]

Summary… * Machine-Made


Since early October, autonomous trucks built and operated by the startup Embark have been hauling Frigidaire refrigerators 650 miles along the I-10 freeway, from a warehouse in El Paso, Texas, to a distribution center in Palm Springs, California.
Waymo (the company formerly known as Google’s self-driving car effort) is thinking about putting its tech to use in big rigs.
Uber's autonomous truck has hauled cases of beer across Colorado.
First off, making a robot that can drive itself on the highway, where trucks spend nearly all their time, is relatively easy.
Better yet, the need for autonomous trucks is very real: Trucks carry 70 percent of goods shipped around the US, but truckers are scarce.

Opinion… * Man-Made


The #Robotrucks are already transporting freight on a 1.000 km stretch from a warehouse in El Paso, Texas, to a distribution center in Palm Springs, California. #AutonomousVehicles #Trend

Source: Wired