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Tesla Working on Self-Driving Semi Trucks Now

Tesla Working on Self-Driving Semi Trucks Now

"To insure we are on the same page, our primary goal is the ability to operate our prototype test trucks in a continuous manner across the state line and within the States of Nevada and California in a platooning and/or autonomous mode without having a person in the vehicle", Tesla regulatory official Nasser Zamani wrote to Nevada DMV official April Sanborn.

The email, obtained by Reuters, suggests that Tesla has already developed the autonomous platooning technology that would allow trucks to self-drive at constant speed and draft in close proximity to one another.

While Musk has previously stated aims to build an electric truck, Tesla has yet to announce any autonomous driving aims for the vehicles, which are seen as the next evolution of greener and safer road freight. But details about the vehicle's driving system have not been reported.

You can say a lot of things about Tesla and its CEO, Elon Musk, but you certainly can't call them slackers.

Tesla and Uber are not the only companies to look at self driving cars.

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Tesla has been a leader in developing self-driving technology for its luxury cars, and is about to start manufacturing the lower-priced Model 3 auto. Tesla has also reached out to California DMV to talk about its "efforts with autonomous trucks".

In Nevada, manufacturers, software developers and parties interested in testing their vehicles in the state must submit an application to the DMV along with proof that one or more of the autonomous vehicles have been driven for a combined minimum of at least 10,000 miles, a complete description of autonomous technology, a detailed safety plan, and a plan for hiring and training test drivers.

Uber has also moved in a similar direction, acquiring the self-driving truck company Otto a year ago. As Reuters report, Tesla might just test the first of prototypes soon on the roads of Nevada.

Gonzalez declined to elaborate further and messages to Tesla seeking comment were not returned.


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