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This article was contributed by Andrey Bolshakov, founder and CEO of Evocargo.
Autonomous vehicles are subject to far more stringent requirements than long-haul truck drivers and their vehicles. After all, there is no margin of error for robots. That is why self-driving cars are tested more thoroughly, even on public roads, and why the media and the public react so strongly when they fail. Driverless trucks, on the other hand, are generally tested on closed courses because of their weight (over 40 tons) and speeds (with braking