Nevada was the first state to allow the testing and operation of autonomous trucks on public roadways.
Otto, a start-up company by former Google, Tesla, Apple and Cruise Automation veterans, tested an autonomous truck on the open road. Check out the video above.
The company plans to sell kits that can be installed on existing heavy-duty trucks. The kits include a series of sensors, radar and cameras as well as redundant steering and braking systems to enable driver-less transit. Their goal is tackle highway driving and leave the nuances of the last mile to the professional human driver.
By all accounts, autonomous trucks will be here before autonomous cars. It sure seems that way.