Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Self-driving ‘crash’ trucks to hit Florida highways this year

Autonomous vehicles capable of driving using GPS waypoints or following human-driven vehicles will be part of roadworkers’ fleet

The first autonomous vehicles to hit US highways will not be Google or Apple cars, but self-driving trucks – and they will be riding roads in Florida by the end of the year.

The self-driving construction vehicles, fitted with special rear-end crash barriers and lights, have been successfully demonstrated, driving using GPS waypoints and following a lead car, mimicking its path, braking and speed.

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