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Huge semis rolling down the highway may soon have no one at the wheel

February 25, 2017View for printing

Just how hot is the self-driving vehicle space?

So hot that if you're a sharp 21-year-old with robotics experience and some smart friends, you can land millions to start your own company.

Embark, a new self-driving truck startup that launched Friday, is the brainchild of University of Waterloo buddies Alex Rodrigues and Brandon Moak, also 21. The Canadian duo has been working on a self-driving truck since last summer, and in January received the necessary paperwork to test the rig on Nevada public highways. The truck so far has logged 10,000 miles.

Marco della Cava , USA TODAY

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