Startup Otto Aims To Leapfrog To First In Self-Driving Vehicles With Big Trucks

Source: Forbes.com
AutoPacific Contributor: George Peterson, President


Startup Otto Aims To Leapfrog To First In Self-Driving Vehicles With Big Trucks

Summary: Otto, a self-funded startup operating out of a 50,000-square-foot San Francisco warehouse, is currently readying an option for truck owners to upgrade their vehicles with a package of software, sensors, cameras, radar, LIDAR and automated steering and braking technology that they say would allow 18-wheelers to drive autonomously on U.S. highways. AutoPacific's George Peterson says, “Truckers are limited by their log books in terms of how much driving they can do so this would be appealing. Not just for individual owner operators, but big trucking firms and companies like Amazon would obviously want this capability. There’s a lot of demand for trucking.”

Read the full article on Forbes.com:  http://www.forbes.com/sites/alanohnsman/2016/08/01/startup-otto-aims-to-leapfrog-to-first-in-self-driving-vehicles-with-big-trucks/#1bdb746140f9

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