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Self-driving truck startup Kodiak Robotics raises $40 million

By TechCrunch

In Don Burnette and Paz Eshel’s view, trucking is the killer app for self-driving technology. It’s what led Burnette to leave the Google self-driving project and co-found Otto in early 2016, alongRead full story

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  • The technology that runs these it's going to have to improve quite a bit in order for this to be a feasible solution. Automated truck driving depends heavily upon a i and other aspects men are just not up to spec yet. Just like with the self-drive cars they don't have the reflexes that a real person does.

  • Self-driving long-haul rigs always seemed the more realistic application, at least immediately, for this kind of technology. But boy are the risks great out on the highway...

  • I’m really not sold on this self-driving truck technology. There’s plenty of potential dangers. Cars drove by people have problems like sudden acceleration which caused a lot of injuries and even deaths. I’ve are also seen videos of vehicles burning up in flames because of engine issues. Although this

    I’m really not sold on this self-driving truck technology. There’s plenty of potential dangers. Cars drove by people have problems like sudden acceleration which caused a lot of injuries and even deaths. I’ve are also seen videos of vehicles burning up in flames because of engine issues. Although this technology may sound good but the possibilities of accidents it can cause are way too real.

  • As the significant other of an over the road truck driver I am 100% against self-driving long haul trucks. The trucks would be incapable of dealing with certain situations that drivers encounter on the road, and I do not have faith that the engineers would even be able to consider all of the possible

    As the significant other of an over the road truck driver I am 100% against self-driving long haul trucks. The trucks would be incapable of dealing with certain situations that drivers encounter on the road, and I do not have faith that the engineers would even be able to consider all of the possible situations that it may encounter. The thought of self-driving big rigs and the damage they can do if there is a malfunction honestly scares me.

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