Tesla self-driving truck set for road testing


Tesla put the wheels in motion for on-road car automation while the rest the automotive industry ummed and ahed and continued testing.

Tesla self-driving truck set for road testing
Tesla plans to push for automated trucks.

 

It’s a sure bet then, that Tesla’s plans to automate its upcoming electric truck may come to fruition sooner than we thought possible.

The electric truck model is set for release in September, according to Tweets from Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

The long haul electric truck is said to feature platooning technology as well as self-driving technology, according to a Reuters report.

Reuters gained access to an email discussion between Tesla and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) about road testing of the trucks.

According to the report, Tesla declined to comment on the matter, instead referring back to Musk’s who has discussed the truck in tweets and at the annual shareholder meeting.

Nevada officials confirmed the meeting with Tesla had occurred and said that Tesla had not applied for a license so far. They declined to comment further.

Will Tesla be the first to bring automated trucks to the masses?

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