Kodiak shows how its self-driving truck handles tire blowout

Updated Nov 15, 2022

Autonomous truck company Kodiak has released a video showing how its kodiakDriver technology can maintain control of the truck after suffering a  tire blowout. The video shows a Kodiak self-driving truck rolling over a test rig that punctures the front driver-side tire of a Kodiak Class 8 tractor, while the autonomous technology is engaged. 

"In order to clearly demonstrate the Kodiak Driver's ability to maintain precise control in such a volatile situation, Kodiak chose to execute an in-lane fallback at a proving grounds in Texas," according to a statement from the company. "If a tire were to blow in a real-world setting, the truck would automatically execute its fallback plan, typically pulling it to a safe stop on the side of the road."