The self-driving truck that could put Teamsters out of business: Nevada licenses new big rig that could one day see the end of professional truckers

The world’s first self-driving truck has been licensed for use on American roads – potentially heralding the beginning of the end for professional truck drivers.

The Freightliner Inspiration Truck received its official ‘autonomous vehicle’ license plate in Nevada Tuesday and rolled out to a test event on Hoover Dam.

The big rig uses camera and radar to scan the road in front for other vehicles, and can read and process road signs in real time.

On-board computers and wireless technology can also allow the trucks to ‘platoon’ in a long convoy where a long row of vehicles all follow the same instructions in lock-step…

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