An autonomous truck from Kodiak Robotics managed several round trips between Dallas and Houston, a total distance of 800 miles, requiring one intervention by the human safety driver, as is seen in a video released by the California-based startup.
Earlier Kodiak Robotics has been named a CES 2021 Innovation Awards Honoree for the Company’s self-driving long-haul trucks. The CES Innovation Awards program is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products across 28 product categories.
Kodiak was founded in 2018 by self-driving industry veteran Don Burnette and venture capitalist Paz Eshel. Kodiak delivered its first load in 2019, with a Safety Driver behind the wheel of the truck. It has testing and freight operations from a facility in North Texas. The Company delivers freight daily between Dallas and Houston, operating autonomously on the middle-mile highway portion of the route.