Embark is latest entry in race for autonomous truck

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Move over Uber, there’s a new player in the race to put an autonomous truck on the road.

Embark, which is located in San Mateo, California, unveiled its version of self-driving technology recently, and says it has more than 10,000 miles of testing with its fleet of five trucks.

Ride-sharing service Uber recently purchased Otto, one of the first companies to introduce autonomous technology for trucks.

Alex Rodrigues, Embark’s CEO and co-founder, says the company’s technology allows trucks to drive from the entrance of an interstate highway to an exit without any human input. It uses a form of artificial intelligence that allows the truck to learn from its own experience, and is aimed at handling long, simple stretches of highway driving.

See James Jaillet’s complete story on Commercial Carrier Journal.