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Self-Driving Trucks Begin Real-World Tests on Ohio’s Highways

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“A vehicle from self-driving truck maker Otto will travel a 35-mile stretch of U.S. Route 33 on Monday in central Ohio…” reports the Associated Press. The truck “will travel in regular traffic, and a driver in the truck will be positioned to intervene should anything go awry, Department of Transportation spokesman Matt Bruning said Friday, adding that ‘safety is obviously No. 1.'”

Ohio sees this route as “a corridor where new technologies can be safely tested in real-life traffic, aided by a fiber-optic cable network and sensor systems slated for installation next year” — although next week the truck will also start driving on the Ohio Turnpike.


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