27 Feb '17, 10am

Startup Embark unveils self-driving truck

Startup Embark unveils self-driving truck 27 February 2017 Embark , a startup developing self-driving technologies for commercial transportation, unveiled its self-driving truck technology. The company—which gained approval by the State of Nevada earlier this year to begin testing its truck on public roads—has created a technology that allows trucks to drive from exit to exit on the freeway without any human input. Embark’s truck uses a combination of radars, cameras and LiDARs to perceive the world around it. The millions of data points from these sensors are processed using a form of Artificial Intelligence known as Deep Neural Nets (or DNNs) that allow the truck to learn from its own experience. Analyzing terabyte upon terabyte of real-world data, Embark’s DNNs have learned how to see through glare, fog and darkness on their own. We’ve programmed them with a set of rule...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2017/02/20170227-embark.html

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