Starsky Robotics is the second self-driving truck startup to come out of the woodwork in less than one week, but it’s approach is unlike any self-driving truck we’ve seen to date.
California-based Starsky Robotics, which has been in stealth mode for a year and a half, uses software, radar, and computer vision to build self-driving trucks that drive themselves on highways. Here’s where the solution gets creative. Once the self-driving truck reaches its exit on the highway, the system then uses remote control driving, from a “trained driver” at another location, to bring the truck to its final destination.
The remote drivers would also pilot the trucks from distributions centers to highways, the company says. By building out self-driving technology and putting remote truckers in offices, Starsky says will “make roads safer and give drivers jobs close to home.”