Billy Big Rigger! 'Platooning' Self-Driving E-Trucks Next on Tesla's List

Tesla is looking to test a fleet of self-driving electric trucks in Nevada and California according to new details revealed in an email between the Silicon Valley-based electric auto giant and Nevada's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The vehicle maker has previously shared plans to unveil self-driving semi trucks around September this year.

Several companies are working on autonomous driving technology specifically for long-haul trucks, in Silicon Valley and elsewhere. In 2016, Uber acquired self-driving truck firm called Otto, while Google's Waymo is working on its own autonomous truck program. This mode will have at least two trucks moving one after the other in close proximity (the second one automatically follows the first). More than a year ago, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment held an autonomous truck platooning demo that involved automakers such as DAF Trucks, Daimler, IVECO, MAN, Scania, and Volvo.

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Tesla will soon unveil trucks which are autonomously capable of travelling in "platoons".

The trend is clear: governments and private manufacturers see autonomous vehicles as the future of transit, and as self-driving vehicles infiltrate the trucking industry, they could drive down costs and increase efficiency for shippers, but put truck drivers and even carriers out of business. "On July 10, Zamani inquired further to the Nevada DMV about terms for a testing license, an email seen by Reuters shows". She said that the DMV was not aware of the level of autonomy in the trucks.

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He lost his star striker Romelu Lukaku this summer and has failed to truly replace him, despite spending quite a lot of money. Manager Ronald Koeman has been backed heavily in the transfer market and spent around £90million to sign a host of players.

"It's going to be a cool product and will defy people's expectations on what an electric truck can do", Tesla CEO Elon Musk told investors in May.

The commitment was also made clear and repeated during the company's annual shareholder meeting in June.

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Vehicles that platoon must continually communicate with each other and the infrastructure around them, but the distances between them are far too short to allow a human driver to react in time to emergencies.

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