Did you know trucks transport over 70% of the nation’s freight? Then, layer on the demands e-commerce puts on the transportation industry, plus the persistent driver shortages, and you have the perfect storm for creating capacity constraints. Are driverless trucks a reality?
Self driving trucks will be a reality but this day is not close. There is still a lot of work to be done with the technology to deal with the inconsistencies of the real world. For decades, people have been working on self-driving applications and they have made many improvements and breakthroughs proving this is a difficult problem to solve.
Founded in 2018, Locomation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is on the path to full autonomy by taking a bite-sized approach to tackling self-driving trucks.
In this episode of Crazy Hard Robots, Tom chats with Cetin Mericli, co-founder and CEO of Locomation to learn more about how they are making a positive impact on the transportation industry.