Uber quits self-driving trucks, but the driverless semis are still coming

"Overall, Uber's news is more of a reflection on the company itself than on the self-driving truck industry, said Bryant Walker Smith, a University of South Carolina law professor who studies autonomous vehicles.

"Many companies are working specifically on truck automation, and many more are working on underlying technologies that could ultimately have applications in trucking," Walker Smith said. "Even though the companies will change, this kind of work will continue. And it's important to remember that automation remains a difficult challenge in every application.""