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A fleet of self-driving trucks just spent a week cruising through Europe

April 7, 2016 - Uncategorized


Nearly a dozen trucks just completed a week of mostly-autonomous driving across Europe today. The trucks departed from one of three bases in European countries and completed their respective journeys in Rotterdam. One of the trucks, made by Volkswagen, traveled more than 2,000 kilometers (1,242 miles) and managed to make its way across four international borders along the way. The trucks were all from major manufacturers like Volvo, Daimler and Volkswagen and were taking part in the European Truck Platooning Challenge. “Platooning” is a formation (called “drafting” in the US) that sees each truck follow closely behind its predecessor in an…

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