November 13, 2017

IT'LL NEVER FLY, ORVILLE:

SELF-DRIVING TRUCKS ARE NOW DELIVERING REFRIGERATORS (Alex Davies, 11/12/17, Wired)

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.

"This is the first time someone has demonstrated this end-to-end," Embark CEO Alex Rodrigues says. "It showcases the way that we see self-driving playing into the logistics industry."

Posted by at November 13, 2017 4:55 AM

  

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