Startup Starsky Robotics is testing unmanned semi trucks on public roads in Florida.
The trucks are equipped with a hybrid driving system partly governed by a remote human operator.
Starsky founder Stefan Seltz-Axmacher said, "When it comes to driving a truck, a decent person paired with a decent artificial intelligence [AI] is better than the best person or the best AI."
The hybrid system leaves certain decisions, like navigating off-ramps and lane changes, up to humans, while computers are better at sustaining focus during long, uninterrupted stretches of driving.
Seltz-Axmacher sees this setup as benefiting remote truck operators, who otherwise would spend long stretches on the road.
From The Washington Post
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