13 Oct '17, 12am

Autonomous trucks have been given the green light for testing on Oregon and Nevada highways:

Autonomous trucks have been given the green light for testing on Oregon and Nevada highways:

German automotive company Daimler got permission to publicly test self-driving trucks on Oregon and Nevada highways. These autonomous trucks are coming to a highway near you. (Photo from Daimler) It takes a lot of patience, endurance, and skill to be a long-haul truck driver. But soon all of that may not be needed if autonomous trucks become a reality. Recently, German automotive company Daimler revealed plans to drive digitally connected trucks on public highways in Oregon and Nevada. This practice, known as platooning, groups trucks enable with smart technology and advanced driving systems together so they can communicate with one another. This ensures to maximize efficiency and is supposed to be safer behind the wheel. Daimler Trucks North American gained permission to run public platooning tests after a successful trial in Madras, Oregon. Tests with fleet customers are...

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