It's a 50,000-pound semi. And, now it's self-driving - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum
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It's a 50,000-pound semi. And, now it's self-driving

All it takes is a tire going bang and the auto system can not control the truck .....kaboom there goes your toilet paper straight in the ditch and than we have a crisis....

Walt Martin spent a decade as a long-haul truck driver, logging as many as 200,000 miles a year on the road.

Now he’s back on the highway in the driver’s seat of a Volvo big rig, cruising the 280 freeway just south of town.

Only he’s not driving — that task is being handled by self-driving truck technology built by Martin’s new employer, Otto. The 8-month-old start-up founded by Google Car veterans was just bought by ride-hailing giant Uber for $670 million.

It's a 50,000-pound semi. And, now it's self-driving
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