Carnegie Mellon University

hamerschlag hall

October 02, 2018

Rajkumar comments on autonomous vehicle company partnerships

Raj Rajkumar was quoted in a Wired article about Ike’s self-driving trucks. The autonomous trucks are only designed to drive on highways between roadside transfer hubs, where humans climb in to drive the trucks to final destinations. Instead of designing its own autonomous software stack, Ike is licensing one from Nuro. Rajkumar says, “This type of licensing arrangement seems rather new in the AV space,” and it may indicate a new lack of funding for autonomous vehicles. Read the article.