Controversial ex-Uber engineer claims to have completed a coast-to-coast self-driving trip

Anthony Levandowski, the infamous self-driving car engineer whose shenanigans helped spur a multimillion-dollar lawsuit between Waymo and Uber, is back with a new project. According to The Guardian, Levandowski designed a camera-based advanced driver assist system (ADAS) called Co-Pilot, which is aimed at the long-haul trucking industry. And to help sell his new product, Levandowski took it for a test drive: a 3,000-mile journey from San Francisco to New York without any human intervention.

The coast-to-coast self-driving trip has long been held up as the ultimate demonstration of this emerging technology. Elon Musk repeatedly promised to deliver an autonomous cross-country trip, only to delay it again and again. If Levandowski actually…

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