Swedish Einride Demos Prototype of Self-Driving Truck Without Cab

Published by , July 10, 2017 12:23 pm

(TheVerge) Swedish startup Einride recently unveiled a prototype of a self-driving truck that completely lacks a steering wheel, pedals, a windshield, and the whole cab.
The appetite among tech startups for self-driving trucks has not waned in the concern over job losses for truck drivers. Alphabet’s Waymo is working on a prototype, as is Uber. (The two startups are embroiled in a bitter legal dispute over the acquisition of the self-driving truck firm Otto by Uber.) Meanwhile, Tesla is working on its own all-electric semi, which will likely include some autonomous capabilities. But most, including smaller startups like Embark, don’t envision completely cutting out the driver like Einride.

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