The Road Now Taken

The Logistics Industry Tries To Adapt To A Digital World

Efficiency has long been a roadblock for the transportation and logistics industry. But there's nothing like a little competition from Silicon Valley upstarts to shake things up. Tesla, for one, is working on a project to develop a long-haul, electric semitruck that can drive itself and move in "platoons" that automatically follow a lead vehicle, reported Reuters. Fellow disruption instigator Uber began working on its own project to build a self-driving truck last year. And now the company is rolling out Uber Freight, bringing its ride-hailing app model to trucking.
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