“Self-driving semi truck just drove from Los Angeles to Jacksonville.”

Embark's self-driving truck covered 2,400 miles mostly on its own

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Thu, Feb 8th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to Live Trucking, a self-driving truck owned by Embark drove from California to Florida with very little help from the on-board human during the five day trip.

Embark has not yet made it clear how many times the human truck driver had to step in during the 2,400 mile, 5 day trip, which included scheduled breaks, but is working to asses all the data collected on the cross-country ride.

The autonomous trip is being considered a success and Embark plans to have installed autonomous technology in 40 more tractor trailers by the end of 2018. However, despite the sudden influx in self-driving technology, Embark assures that the technology is not meant to take jobs away from truckers, only to increase productivity.

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