Unlike self-driving cars, trucks spend a lot of time heading straight on desolate highways which makes the trucking industry a perfect target for autonomous driving.
Trucking is a $700 billion industry that touches every aspect of the economy, and logistics companies will upgrade their fleets the moment it makes financial sense. How soon, is the question.
“We are trying to get self-driving technology out on the road as fast as possible,” said Alex Rodrigues, Embark’s chief executive. “Trucking needs self-driving and self-driving needs trucking.”
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