Mon, 07/13/2020 - 15:31


In the first half of 2021, investors showered autonomous-trucking developers such as Plus and TuSimple with a record $5.6 billion. That’s up from $4.2 billion in all of 2020, according to research firm Pitchbook. Class 8 commercial trucks, the tractor trailers you pass every day on the highway, typically log astronomical mileages on long routes with relatively predictable conditions. That’s an ideal environment for developing and proving self-driving technology.