Kodiak Robotics, a startup developing self-driving truck technology, recently announced it has started making its first commercial deliveries with a safety driver behind the wheel. The company achieved this milestone in 16 months after it was formed.
Kodiak also announced it will be supporting its growing testing and freight operations from a new facility in North Texas. It operates as a true freight carrier, with self-driving trucks operating on “middle mile” highway routes.
The company, backed by investors including Battery Ventures, CRV, Lightspeed Ventures and Tusk Ventures, is led by Don Burnette, its CEO, who has over a decade of experience working in the emerging autonomous vehicle field.
Based in Mountain View, California, Kodiak was found in April 2018, and since then has grown from an idea to a reality, with a growing fleet of trucks and the launch of freight operations for customers in Texas.
Kodiak’s aim is to revolutionize the freight industry as its technology and make highways safer while reducing the cost of carrying freight and, for longer routes, the time it takes to move goods.
Source: Kodiak Robotics