Since early October Silicon Valley startup Embark has been carrying commercial freight from El Paso in Texas to Palm Springs in California. On the 650 mile stretch along the I-10 freeway the trucks have been carrying fridges. There is still a safety driver in the car to take over in case of emergencies, as Wired reports.
Above the driver’s cabin the picture displays five cameras, on each front side a Lidar-system, and at the front bumper radar and ultrasound sensors.
Embark is only one of more than half a dozen Silicon Valley companies developing self-driving and platooning trucks.
This article has also been published in German.