Self-driving cars and trucks are nothing new. A bunch of companies are working on perfecting them. Embark has unveiled its own self-driving truck technology to the public. These vehicles use depth sensors, trucks, and radars to perceive their surroundings. Deep Neural Nets, an artificial intelligence system, is used to analyze and process the data.
Here is how the truck works:
Embark’s truck is built specifically to handle long, simple stretches of freeway driving between cities, rather than all aspects of driving. At the city limit, Embark’s computerized truck hands off to a human driver who navigates the city streets to the destination. A human driver will still touch every load, but with Embark they’re able to move more loads per day, handing off hundreds of miles of freeway driving to their robot partners.
Self-driving trucks reduce costs and can make roads safer in the future. More info is available here.