Kodiak targets 2023 for driverless trucks in U.S. as it sets up a future in Asia

Kodiak Robotics’ burgeoning self-driving truck technology is targeting human-less freight transport in the Southern U.S. by 2023. And as the global competition heats up for autonomous trucking, the California-based artificial intelligence company is partnering with one of South Korea’s largest conglomerates to sell and distribute Kodiak’s self-driving technology and fleet management services in Asia.

While Kodiak’s main focus continues to be on the North American market, CEO and co-founder Don Burnette told FleetOwner this new partnership with Seoul-based SK Group gets his company’s “foot in the door” of Asia’s $1.5 trillion freight market.