Overdrive – In a partnership with Ryder and Frigidaire, autonomous retrofitter Embark announced it conducted tests of its semi-autonomous system in four states last month. Ryder tractors equipped with Embark’s Level 2 autonomous system operated in an autonomous mode in on-highway segments during trips of about 650 miles, the company says. Drivers operated the rigs on surface streets.
Several loads were hauled throughout October, Embark says, during which one truck traveled as many as 306 consecutive miles in automated mode, with the driver only taking over control for a mandatory stop at a state border.
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