What happens when a group of 40 ex-employees from Google, Apple, Tesla, Cruise Automation and some others come together to make trucks safer? The answer is Otto, a San-Francisco based startup with the aim of bringing automation to trucks.
The company is being headed by Anthony Levandowski, a legend in the field of sel-driving vehicles and former member of Google's self-driving car program and also counts the former lead for Google Maps, Lior Ron.
Otto is not planning to build trucks of its own but will instead build kits that will be fitted to the trucks. Otto hopes to fit them at the factory itself if it can form partnerships with manufacturers.
Otto is currently testing out their self-driving kit on a Volvo VNL 780.