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The Netherlands is reviewing traffic laws to make large-scale testing of self-driving trucks on public roads possible, Reuters reported.
Goods from Europe’s largest port, in Rotterdam, could begin to be delivered to other cities in the Netherlands within five years as part of a plan by a group of technology and logistics firms.
Testing would begin on computer simulations and then trucks would be tested on a closed track before driving on public roads, Reuters reported.
The road trial would involve two trucks connected wirelessly in what is known as a “platoon,” similar to tests recently done in Nevada. Trucks driving in a platoon formation reduce aerodynamic drag, lowering fuel consumption.