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Daimler has introduced the world's first autonomous truck licensed to drive on public roads. (Daimler)
Daimler has introduced the world's first autonomous truck licensed to drive on public roads. (Daimler)
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Freightliner, a division of Daimler, has been given a license to test its self-driving tractor-trailer truck in Nevada. The trucks will have a driver in the driver's seat to take control when the truck is in cities, but the idea is that on limited-access interstates it could self-drive. CNN's Maggie Lake discusses the implications with Here & Now’s Robin Young.

An interior view of Daimler's autonomous truck. (Daimler)
An interior view of Daimler's autonomous truck. (Daimler)

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This segment aired on May 6, 2015.

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