Hauling Industry News

Company tries self-driving semi in heavy rain. Here’s how it turned out

By Pulltarps Mfg | November 13, 2018

“Yes, but how will it handle in the real world?” is the first question many truckers ask when they hear about the latest advancements in self-driving truck technology.

In order to prove the real-world viability of their technology, Chinese startup TuSimple has shared footage of one of their autonomous trucks taking on real world hazards like heavy rain, traffic, and a railroad crossing. Though there is a driver at the wheel, TuSimple points out that there are “zero disengagements” during the filmed run. Story by Ashley / cdllife.com