BMW i Ventures announced its investment in Kodiak Robotics, Inc.,  a influential developer of autonomous long-distance truck technology.

The funds invested by it will enable Kodiak to expand its team and fleet and continue to develop its autonomous driving technology.

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The new driver system contains many specific innovations for autonomous trucks, including its groundbreaking lightweight map technology, which allows Kodiak to update route changes (such as road construction) at any time without stopping freight.

Kodiak currently provides daily freight to customers between Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston, operates automatically on the highway part of the route, and conducts tests in California