The advent of self-driving technology has been followed by rampant concerns that it’ll put tens of thousands of truck drivers out of work. But a new study says it’s a far more complicated question, and won’t displace drivers to such a significant degree.
Uber is ending its effort to develop self-driving trucks, just two years after the controversial acquisition of the autonomous trucking unit that ensnared it in a high-profile legal war with Google and caused countless controversies for the ride-hailing company.
Ever since Tesla publicly revealed a new all-electric semi truck last month, major companies have been lining up to place a pre-order, ahead of the projected 2019 production date. On Thursday, beer maker Anheuser-Busch joined the growing list.
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Lawmakers in the U.S. Congress are working on legislation to regulate the testing and deployment of autonomous cars and trucks across the country. Last week that bill passed a crucial benchmark, receiving unanimous approval in a U.S. house committee. But the measure leaves out large commercial trucks, and that’s…
The idea of a fully-autonomous vehicle entails removing the driver from the equation entirely. In the trucking industry, that scenario’s expected to happen sooner than we’ll see a majority of driverless cars on the road. But one group of Swedes wants to build a truck that doesn’t even have room for a driver.
Uber’s laundry list of problems aren’t just confined to the ride-hailing start-up’s operations—its driverless truck unit, formerly known as Otto, is now set to be investigated by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. It’s trying to determine, as Forbes reports, if Uber violated state regulations by understating…
The former Technical Lead of Google’s autonomous car division, Anthony Levandowski, introduced “Otto” to the world yesterday. It’s a startup with the objective of making the world a better place by making big trucks drive themselves.