Embark CEO sees supply chain crisis as the ‘inflection point’ for autonomous trucking

25-year-old Embark CEO and Co-founder Alex Rodrigues Congestion at US ports, a shortage of truck drivers and the rise of e-commerce have created a unique opportunity for autonomous trucks, according to Alex Rodriguez, CEO of Embark Trucks, which has completed the SPAC merger and will begin trading Thursday on the Nasdaq. under the EMBK index. … Read more

Walmart is using fully driverless trucks to ramp up its online grocery business

Walmart and Gatik driverless trucking in the online grocery business. Source: JATEK Walmart said Monday it has begun using fully driverless trucking for its online grocery business, with the goal of increasing capacity and reducing inefficiencies. Walmart and Silicon Valley startup Gatik said that since August, they have been running two autonomous box trucks — … Read more