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Daimler wants to begin testing self-driving trucks in Germany

Self-driving trucks to hit the German roads in 2016
By: Michael Hatamoto | Technology in Vehicles News | Posted: Jul 27, 2015 2:12 am

It looks like Daimler wants to begin testing its self-driving trucks on German roads in 2016, if all goes according to plan, according to German media sources.




Daimler first showed off its self-driving truck in Germany last year, and road tests were expected to be announced within a couple of years. Full production is likely 2-3 years away, as the German company expects increased pressure from automakers and tech companies.


"We are positive that we will get approval for tests on German motorways within the next [few] weeks," said Wolfgang Bernhard, a Daimler executive board member, in a statement published in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung newspaper.


Earlier this year, the state of Nevada approved testing the Daimler self-driving truck on its roads - with great interest in autonomous vehicles shown in the United States, Europe, and Asia.


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