CDOT Purchases the World’s First Automated Self-Driving Construction VehicleAbstract:
When Robert Roy was helping to create the world’s first self-driving construction truck, he traveled across the country and talked to people in the construction industry. He learned that drivers of crash trucks, which serve as a buffer between work crews and traffic, have the most dangerous job. Roy’s company worked with Kretos Defense and Security Solutions to make the automated truck a reality. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) contracted with Roy’s company, Royal Truck and Equipment, to purchase the world’s first automated crash truck. CDOT is working through every possible scenario before putting the truck on the road in a few months.