Heavy-Duty Driverless Truck Reached 55 mph on a Florida Highway

Starsky Robotics’ goal was to build a feasible self-driving truck that is safer, and it looks like the company’s just reached a milestone.

Instead of using entirely autonomous systems to drive the trucks, they are instead driven remotely by people behind a steering wheel — miles away from the road.

For the first time ever, one of their heavy-duty commercial trucks hit 55 mph (88.5139 kph) on a Florida highway. The truck was officially allowed to be on the road without anyone behind the wheel.

Starsky Robotics was in charge of building the systems and coming up with the idea in the first place.