Foxconn could run self-driving trucks on I-94 in 2021

Trucks would transport products to airport
Posted at 3:11 PM, Apr 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-01 14:19:49-04

Foxconn Technology Group could potentially run autonomous trucks on Interstate 94 as early as 2021.

According to the Milwaukee Business Journal, the trucks would transport Foxconn's products between its new plant in Racine County and General Mitchell International Airport. The trucks would receive information from the road itself to determine the speed.

Louis Woo, Foxconn CEO Terry Gou's assistant, says this is part of the company's vision to create a next-generation environment around its new manufacturing plant.

He told the Business Journal, "Probably every five feet there is a sensor to tell you whether travel two feet from now will be too slow or too fast." 

In the future, electric trucks could even charge as they drive down the road with new wireless technology. 

Woo says the highway would be costly due to the fact that it would be a connected, smart highway. State officials want to have some form of the technology up and running by 2021.

There have also been discussions about self-driving cars to connect workers from park-and-ride lots near the interstate to the plant.