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Here’s why a little-known autonomous trucking company is beating Tesla and Waymo in the race for driverless big rigs

The electric Tesla Semi has been, in part, ballyhooed for its semi-autonomous driving options; it can travel in a convoy where one semi leads other vehicles autonomously. Trucking executives see the autonomous feature as a way to cut labor costs. According to a Morgan Stanley report, the labor savings from implementing driverless trucks would save the industry $70 billion per year. Productivity would be up 30% because driverless trucks would run 24/7.

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