Americans to trial driverless lorries on Interstate

Driverless trucks are to be trialled on a stretch of the US Interstate network in Ohio and Indiana.

The International Business Journal reports that Department of Transportation officials in the two states are preparing a stretch of Interstate 70 to test autonomous freight movements in a plan which “could serve as a model for other states”.

The Federal Government has given US$4.4 million (£3.5 million) towards the project which will be unique in that it crosses state lines. The trucks involved will not be just test vehicles but carrying goods on usual delivery runs. There will be a driver on board in all cases, just in case.

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