Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Want to Buy a Self-Driving Car? Trucks May Come First - The New York Times

Tracking trucking's transformational trajectory

"Otto, led by 15 former Google engineers, including major figures from the search company’s self-driving car and maps projects, is aiming at the long-haul freeway driving that is the bread and butter of the commercial trucking industry.

The engineers think that automating trucks rather than passenger vehicles could be more palatable financially and to regulators. Nationally, trucks drive 5.6 percent of all vehicle miles and are responsible for 9.5 percent of highway fatalities, according to Department of Transportation data."
Want to Buy a Self-Driving Car? Trucks May Come First - The New York Times
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