Tesla Working on Self-Driving Semi Trucks Now

Tesla is close to testing a prototype autonomous electric truck, leaked emails have revealed. The plans were revealed in a discussion of potential road tests between the firm and the Department of Motor Vehicles in Nevada and Cali

The long haul electric truck is said to feature platooning technology as well as self-driving technology, according to a Reuters report.

Elon Musk first announced the Tesla semi-truck over 12 months ago as part of his second master plan and intends on revealing the concept in September but until now, there's been no word about the vehicle implementing any sort of autonomous driving capabilities. In reality, it would create a pack of autonomous trucks that follow incredibly close together, which also cuts down aerodynamic drag.

The idea that Tesla is working on incorporating self-driving technology into its upcoming semi truck falls in line with how aggressive the company has been at building the same tech into its consumer cars. He tweeted in April that it would be revealed in September.

The biggest factor slowing the production of electric semi trucks is a lack of battery power. It has only now been stated however, that the vehicle will be self-driving.

The trend is clear: governments and private manufacturers see autonomous vehicles as the future of transit, and as self-driving vehicles infiltrate the trucking industry, they could drive down costs and increase efficiency for shippers, but put truck drivers and even carriers out of business.

Musk first announced Tesla's intentions to produce a heavy-duty electric truck a year ago
Tesla Working on Self-Driving Semi Trucks Now

Tesla has been a leader in developing self-driving technology for its luxury cars, and is about to start manufacturing the lower-priced Model 3 vehicle.

Rueters found out that Tesla is in talks with both the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and California DMV regarding road tests and efforts with autonomous trucks.

Tesla and Uber are not the only companies to look at self driving cars. Daimler, Volvo, and other semi-truck makers have invested in the technology and carried out demonstrations on highways.

Tesla has yet to comment on their new innovation.



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