Dutch trucking firm wants self-driving trucks in five years

Self-driving trucks could be a reality in the Netherlands in the next five years if one trucking company gets its way.

@ShaneMcGlaun
Published Tue, Jun 17 2014 10:01 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:16 PM CST

In the US, self-driving and autonomous vehicles are something that is being worked on in the military and private sectors. Google is one of the largest firms working in the autonomous vehicle market, but many automakers are working on the tech as well. We are still likely several years away from autonomous vehicles on the roads in the US.

Dutch trucking firm wants self-driving trucks in five years | TweakTown.com

In the Netherlands, a trucking company is pushing hard for self-driving trucks to cruise the streets between Rotterdam and other Dutch cities. Rotterdam is the largest shipping port in Europe. The trucking firm wants these self-driving trucks to be cruising the streets in the next five years.

Currently traffic laws in the Netherlands are being reviewed to make large scale testing of self-driving vehicle tech on public roads possible. Testing would start on computer simulations and then move to closed track testing before being allowed on public roads.

NEWS SOURCE:reuters.com

Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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