This startup says it will beat Tesla to putting unmanned semi-trucks on the road: 'I don't think Tesla's in the race'

Posted On: Jun 13, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

This startup says it will beat Tesla to putting unmanned semi-trucks on the road: 'I don't think Tesla's in the race'

Starsky Robotics, a San Francisco startup that makes self-driving semi-trailer trucks, wants to put driverless big-rigs on the road in 2018.
That would put the startup well ahead of Tesla's timeline. The electric-car juggernaut predicts its hauler, the Semi, will go into production in 2019.
Starsky Robotics' CEO says: "I don't think Tesla's in the race."
You've probably never heard of Starsky Robotics , the San Francisco startup that wants to put driverless semi-trailer trucks on the road later this year.
The company faces significant competition from transportation juggernauts such as Waymo, Uber, and Tesla, who are also working on big-rigs that drive themselves.
But Stefan Seltz-Axmacher, the 28-year-old cofounder and CEO of Starsky Robotics, says he isn't worried, simply because he doesn't think trucking is a priority for his rivals.
"I don't think Tesla's in the race. Honestly, I think Waymo, Tesla, and Uber all have their leftover people working on trucks, or maybe their up-and-comers who are trying to...

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