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Daimler wants to begin testing self-driving trucks in Germany

Self-driving trucks to hit the German roads in 2016.

Published Sun, Jul 26 2015 9:12 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:05 PM CST

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.

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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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