6/14/2019

Startup Tests Remote Controlled Driverless Truck

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Starsky Robotics, a three-year-old San Francisco-based startup, tested an autonomous and remote-controlled heavy-duty truck this week at 55 mph on a closed section of a highway near Tampa, Fla.

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Starsky Robotics, a three-year-old San Francisco-based startup, tested an autonomous and remote-controlled heavy-duty truck this week at 55 mph on a closed section of a highway near Tampa, Fla.

The company claims the test is a first for an unmanned truck—without a safety engineer or anyone else in the vehicle—at highway speeds. In addition to onboard sensors and controllers for autonomous driving on the highway, Starsky uses an operator at an off-site location to remotely control the modified Volvo truck on other roads for last/first-mile operation.

A video of the trip can be viewed HERE.