Goodbye to spinning chicken buckets; hello to aesthetic AV design

The appearance of autonomous vehicles has come a long way since the days of “rotating chicken buckets,” as one lidar product was known.

With its fourth-generation truck, self-driving truck developer Kodiak Robotics is matching a functional aesthetic with easier maintenance. 

“From the beginning of Kodiak, we have always tried really hard to thoughtfully integrate our technology into the platform,” CEO Don Burnette told FreightWaves in an interview. “There’s been a history of self-driving...

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