Starsky Robotics & Uber Announce Breakthrough Testing of Self-Driving Trucks

Published by , March 12, 2018 2:08 pm

(LandlineMag)  While lawmakers try to determine what to do with commercial motor vehicles in autonomous technology legislation, Uber and Starsky Robotics have announced breakthroughs in self-driving trucks. Uber has recently been operating self-driving trucks in Arizona, while Starsky Robotics just announced a completely driverless truck making a trip in Florida.
Uber has been hauling cargo in Arizona with the self-driving trucks for a few months with a licensed truck driver onboard at all times in the event an emergency takeover is needed. However, Uber has acknowledged that the end goal is to eliminate the driver altogether. Starsky Robotics has successfully completed a fully unmanned test in Florida. In a video, Starsky Robotics CEO Stefan Seltz-Axmacher claims it is the first ever unmanned test of a self-driving commercial truck.

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