scientia potentia est
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Autonomous trucks are a fun problem. The big challenge with breaking into them is that for passenger vehicles just being able to minimize the participation of the driver is great, but for autonomous trucks the goal is to remove the driver from the vehicle entirely. Adding levels of driver assistance is all well and good, but you're not going to save much in salary by telling the driver, "You can sleep on the job as long as you wake up with this alarm goes off...".
What if you put a big ass LTE antenna on the truck so that you'd always have good internet and just put IT workers in the trucks as part of their job? Give them $10k a year more to ride the truck 6 months a year and you have the cheapest truck driver ever.