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