Slower-moving vehicles, interchanges, and unexpected obstacles are common on highways. When these instances are encountered, our self-driving trucks identify, plan, and execute a path around the obstacle to safely continue towards their destination.
Being first is less important to us than building the safest and most reliable carrier in the industry. As we safely develop our technology we shy away from stunts and impressive stats in favor of focusing on driving the miles that actually matter. Our progress has been impressive and steady, but you don’t need to take our word for it. Let our trucks show you.
One of our trucks operating autonomously over a long stretch of Texas highway.
As great as cities are, they are tough for computers to navigate. Pedestrians, bikes, and pets can be hard for a computer to understand and predict. Rather than build a general-purpose system, we’re focused on building a system that will operate in the relatively-narrow, yet still complex, set of environmental conditions required for long-haul trucking.
Long-haul delivery routes are rarely on a single highway. Our trucks merge on and off highways and can handle the hard to predict merges of other drivers.
Rush hour. Holiday traffic. Construction backups. Heavy traffic is a normal, yet challenging highway occurrence. Our trucks can handle these hard to anticipate moments and optimizing their breaking and acceleration to maximizing fuel efficiency.
Without service time restrictions our trucks will be able to run 24/7. We’re currently operating at night to test our system’s ability to see and perform in near-complete darkness.