At the end of 2018,
Xiaodi Hou, Founder, President, and CTO of TuSimple, plans to use the funds to expand their robot semi-trucks from 12 to 50 by June. Each truck has advanced sensors, laser lidar units, and high-definition radar digital cameras that can track conditions up to 1 kilometer ahead. TuSimple’s vision system can benefit trucking companies by reducing fuel and maintenance costs.
Hou says, “Autonomous driving is one of the most complex AI systems humans have ever built. After three years of intense focus to reach our technical goals, we have moved beyond research into the serious work of building a commercial solution.” TuSimple intends to keep raising funds.
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