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First Automated Truck Licensed To Operate On Public Roads

First Automated Truck Licensed To Operate On Public Roads

The state of Nevada has given a commercial trucking license to Daimler Trucks North America. Will such vehicles someday become yet another form of computer hardware that falls under the purview of IT professionals?

Nevada has granted the first license to operate an autonomous commercial truck on public roads in the US to Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA).

Although the vehicle’s manufacturer, DTNA’s Freightliner subsidiary, stressed that a driver will still be required, the news marks an important step forward for any enterprise involved in moving goods from one place to another. And it raises important questions about whether trucks and other vehicles will someday become yet another form of computer hardware that falls under the purview of IT professionals.

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