Starsky Robotics’ says its approach would create more local jobs for drivers
There is a lot of fear among drivers that they are being displaced by autonomous vehicles, and plenty of companies building these vehicles are looking to do just that. But one company is approaching the autonomous space with an eye on keeping drivers employed and improving their lives.
Starsky Robotics jumped into the limelight earlier this year with its exit from stealth mode and debuted its vision of the autonomous truck. And unlike competitors such as Uber’s Otto, Daimler Truck’s Freightliner Inspiration tractor, or Embark, Starsky is not building a self-driving truck that removes the driver from the vehicle altogether. Instead, it is building a retrofit kit that it said will keep drivers employed, just not in the truck.