Self-driving trucks are just TWO years away says Daimler as it is set to get go-ahead for trials on German roads within months
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German carmaker Daimler is planning to test self-driving trucks as early as this year, it has been revealed.
First tests of semi-autonomous trucks will take place in Daimler’s home state Baden-Wuerttemberg while the start of production is 2-3 years away, executive board member Wolfgang Bernhard, who is in charge of Daimler’s trucks business, told Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.
The world’s first self-driving truck has already been licensed for use on American roads, and the Freightliner Inspiration Truck received its official ‘autonomous vehicle’ license plate in Nevada earlier this year.
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