Tesla looks to test Semi Truck on US roads

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The US states of Ne­vada and Cal­i­for­nia have been linked with Elon Musk’s Tesla re­gard­ing on-roads Semi Truck test­ing, news out­lets in the US re­port.

Ac­cord­ing to Reuters, Ne­vada’s Depart­ment of Mo­tor Ve­hi­cles (DMV) has re­ceived an ap­proach for test­ing the Semi and that DMV vol­un­teered that talks were to take place be­tween the govern­ment of Cal­i­for­nia and Tesla.

Ac­cord­ing to the re­port, de­tails of which were car­ried in a num­ber of other news out­lets in the US and in­ter­na­tion­ally, the DMV was asked about pla­toon­ing tests along with au­ton­o­mous driv­ing tests of the ve­hi­cles in­volv­ing both the neigh­bour­ing states.

The Ne­vada ap­proach makes sense as the state has form in the area, with Daim­ler Trucks North Amer­ica (DTNA) test­ing an au­ton­o­mous Freight­liner Cas­ca­dia, dubbed the In­spi­ra­tion, in the state to much fan­fare in 2015.

At the time, state gov­er­nor Brian San­doval was very pos­i­tive about the tech­nol­ogy

“We were the rst state in the na­tion to adopt reg­u­la­tions au­tho­ris­ing the use of au­ton­o­mous ve­hi­cles within state lines,” San­doval said.

“This tech­nol­ogy will trans­form the fu­ture of com­merce as we know it.”

The Semi is due for an un­veil­ing in Septem­ber.

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