Future of Food: Trucks drive without a person at the wheel

May 19, 2017

Some of the biggest tech companies, and a few traditional automakers, are working to bring self-driving vehicles to the road.

But these vehicles could also come to the back of your restaurant, in the form of a truck without a driver.

To be sure, driverless trucks are many years away. But a number of companies, such as the Uber-owned Otto and the California-based startup Embark, are bringing automated technology to trucks and commercial vehicles for use inside manufacturing plants. 

Theoretically, self-driving technology in manufacturing could reduce labor costs, improve efficiency, and provide manufacturers with more information and data. 

Early tests