ELECTRIC TRUCKS PLATOONING * USA: Tests in Nevada roads
* California - Tesla developing self-driving tech for semi-truck, wants to test in Nevada
Tesla Inc is developing a long-haul, electric semi-truck that can drive itself and move in "platoons" that automatically follow a lead vehicle, and is getting closer to testing a prototype, according to an email discussion of potential road tests between the car company and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)... Meanwhile, California officials are meeting with Tesla on Wednesday "to talk about Tesla's efforts with autonomous trucks," state DMV spokeswoman Jessica Gonzalez told... The correspondence and meeting show that Tesla is putting self-driving technology into the electric truck it has said it plans to unveil in September, and is advancing toward real-life tests, potentially moving it forward in a highly competitive area of commercial transport also being pursued by Uber Technologies Inc and Alphabet Inc's Waymo...
(Photo; Self-driving trucks European, Trucks platooning challenge) -- San Francisco, CAL, USA - Reuters, by Marc Vartabedian - Aug 9, 2017