David Silver

Kodiak just announced its longest delivery run to-date: 5,600 miles from Texas to California to Florida and back to Texas. The route was part of the kick-off of a partnership with 10 Roads, a freight carrier for high-priority USPS parcels.

One of Kodiak’s advantages is a lightweight process for building highway maps, that allows Kodiak to map highways for autonomous driving after a single human-driven run. That scalability enabled us to quickly prepare the entire round-trip, coast-to-coast route.

Kodiak CEO Don Burnette shared with TechCrunch that “the autonomous system was engaged over 90% of the time.”

One my current projects at Kodiak is helping to bring that engagement rate even higher, especially with respect to construction zones. If that sounds exciting, you should join us!

Send me an email 😊

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On Monday evening, I met my manager, Jason, in San Francisco, to take my first-ever driverless ride. We hailed Torta, one of Cruise’s fully driverless vehicles, to take us from Bob’s Donuts to Kezar Stadium in Golden Gate Park, and back. With nobody behind the wheel!

It was amazing!

#LifeAtCruise

Originally published at http://davidsilver.blog on February 3, 2022.

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David Silver

David Silver

I love self-driving cars and I work on them at Cruise! https://getcruise.com