Author Topic: Self-Driving Trucks Are Now Running Route Between El Paso TX to Palm Springs CA  (Read 434 times)

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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. A human driver rides in the cab to monitor the computer chauffeur for now, but the ultimate goal of this (auto) pilot program is to dump the fleshbag and let the trucks rumble solo down the highway.

https://www.wired.com/story/embark-self-driving-truck-deliveries/

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Wow... I am definitely going to try to nurse my old cars for another few years...

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Wisconsin highway planners are studying the possibility of placing driverless vehicle lanes on I-94 to serve Foxconn's mega factory in Racine County.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/11/14/foxconn-driverless-cars-wisconsin-highway/

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Waymo is testing self-driving trucks in Atlanta

The announcement comes just days after Uber pulled the wraps off its own self-driving truck pilot in Arizona.

https://www.fastcompany.com/40542125/waymo-is-testing-self-driving-trucks-in-atlanta

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>I am definitely going to try to nurse my old cars for another few years...

Same.  I now think a $30-40k, Level 4+, EV vehicle will be available in about 5 years.  I want one.