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The founder of $1 billion self-driving truck firm TuSimple says human truckers having to spend hours on the road is a 'tarnish on the glory of humanity'

The founder of $1 billion self-driving truck firm TuSimple says human truckers having to spend hours on the road is a 'tarnish on the glory of humanity'
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The founder of self-driving truck firm TuSimple, Xiaodi Hou, says that truck drivers being required to work long hours on the road is a "tarnish on the glory of humanity."




Hou was responding to a question about human truckers who fear that automated trucking might lose them their jobs.




TuSimple, which is valued at over $1 billion, develops tech to automate long-haul truck journeys without human intervention needed, though its vehicles still have a human as a failsafe. The company straddles both China and the US.




Speaking to Business Insider, Hou also explained why traditional trucking associations are actively working with, and not against, his firm.




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The founder of self-driving truck unicorn TuSimple says that human truck drivers being required to work long hours on the road is a "tarnish on the glory of humanity."
Xiaodi Hou is the founder, president and chief technology officer of TuSimple, which develops tech for automating long-haul truck journeys without human intervention needed. The self-driving trucks still have a human truck driver and an engineer present at all times, as a failsafe.
The company is based in San Diego, California, and splits its operations with China. The firm's US presence comprises offices in San Diego, California and Tucson, Arizona, from which it oversees its long-haul US operations.
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