San Francisco based startup Starsky Robotics, which is working on developing self-driving trucks, began its first test drives in Florida, where no driver is present in the driver’s seat. A newly passed law in Florida made that possible.
The vehicle reached speeds of up to 55 mph at a distance of 10 miles, took ramps and merged on thee highway, and changed lanes.
Even though there was no driver in the cabin, the car was supervised through a remote tele-operation and could be controlled in cases of emergency. The company plans to operate 25 driverless trucks by early 2025 on Florida’s roads.
This article was also published in German.