Now, a new player wants to join the game — a manufacturing robotics company.
Pittsburgh-based Seegrid has been making vehicles drive autonomously for a dozen years. The company, founded in 2003, develops sensors and software to move industrial trucks around manufacturing facilities and distribution centers for companies like Whirlpool, Amazon, Volvo, BMW and Jaguar.
Seegrid CEO Jim Rock said the technology has proven itself to be ready for the roads.
"We've done nearly 500,000 miles in actual customer production environments with no accidents," Rock said.