The Verge compares the recent offering of cab-less self-driving trucks by Swedish startup Einride to the trucks seen in the movie Logan and as a sign of things to come to the trucking industry. And albeit the robot takeover is proceeding slowly, self-driving vehicles have gone from infancy to adolescence.
But even in the face of devastating job losses, the appetite among tech startups for self-driving trucks has not waned. Alphabet’s Waymo is working on a prototype, as is Uber. (The two startups are embroiled in a bitter legal dispute over the acquisition of the self-driving truck firm Otto by Uber.) Meanwhile, Tesla is working on its own all-electric semi, which will likely include some autonomous capabilities. But most, including smaller startups like Embark, don’t envision completely cutting out the driver like Einride.
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