Two and a half years after Kodiak Robotics was founded with the goal of developing autonomous driving technology for trucks, the Mountain View-based startup has achieved a major milestone.
In December 2020, several commercial delivery runs managed to cover more than 330 kilometers (205 miles) of highway in Texas between Dallas and Houston without a single intervention from a safety driver. Four of these ‘middle-mile’ trips succeeded with two trucks on their respective outbound and return trips, and four more in the same week.