Florida-based Starsky Robotics has raised $16.5 million from Shasta Ventures to fund a truck it says needs no backup driver or anyone else in the cab. The company said the only human intervention would be by someone in a distant facility monitoring the truck on a screen and using a video game controller to take the wheel if necessary. Starsky says one of its trucks made a successful 7-mile trip on a highway with no one on board in the middle of last month. It says it expects to be delivering freight with an unmanned truck by the end of the year. And, FYI, the company is hiring drivers. See more in this article by Jason Cannon, equipment editor for our sister sites, Overdrive and Commercial Carrier Journal.
Truly driverless truck makes run in Florida