Pilot announces plans to bring ‘self-driving truck services’ to Pilot and Flying J truck stops

In the August 23 announcement, Pilot said that it has entered into a partnership with Kodiak Robotics, Inc. “to develop autonomous truck services at Pilot and Flying J travel centers.”

As part of the partnership, Kodiak and Pilot have begun work on an “autonomous truckport” in the Atlanta area “to evaluate potential service offerings and explore scalable solutions.”

Pilot says that these services will include spaces to pick-up and drop-off autonomous trucking loads; conduct inspections; maintain and refuel trucks; and the ability to transfer data for processing, such as feature development and mapping…

As part of the partnership, Pilot Company has made a strategic investment in Kodiak and will join Kodiak’s Board of Directors.