Union throws wrench in self-driving works

The Teamsters, though, successfully lobbied to exclude vehicles under 10,000 pounds. Yet the technology is rapidly advancing. Daimler was testing a self-driving rig on Nevada’s roads in 2015. Last year startup Otto, now owned by Uber, made one of the first known deliveries by an autonomous truck – 50,000 cans of beer. Earlier this week, Reuters reported that Tesla is developing an electric, driverless semi-truck. Alphabet’s Waymo is making similar moves.
The union has opposed other policy pushes, such as states wanting to allow companies to use what is known as platooning technology.