Westbound and Down, Loaded Up and Truckin': Autonomous Trucks Take to the Interstate

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Westbound and Down, Loaded Up and Truckin': Autonomous Trucks Take to the Interstate

Post by bdahm on Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:30 pm

If you live in Southern California and you’ve ordered one of those fancy new smart refrigerators in the past few weeks, it may have hitched a ride to you on a robotruck.

Since early October, autonomous trucks built and operated by the startup Embark have been hauling Frigidaire refrigerators 650 miles along the I-10 freeway, from a warehouse in El Paso, Texas, to a distribution center in Palm Springs, California. A human driver rides in the cab to monitor the computer chauffeur for now, but the ultimate goal of this (auto) pilot program is to dump the fleshbag and let the trucks rumble solo down the highway.

https://www.wired.com/story/embark-self-driving-truck-deliveries/

and from the New York Times
http://tinyurl.com/yd6738q8


These days and this way of life don't have much of a future.

Eastbound and Down - Jerry Reed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQvw2NBCR-E

Six Days on the Road - Dave Dudley
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHbGhEfnh2E&spfreload=10

-Bill


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