Self-driving truck launch: Drivers still required, Freightliner says

Updated May 7, 2015

Freightliner unveiled in late March its futuristic SuperTruck concept vehicle, and it followed up just five weeks later with the introduction of the country’s first self-driving truck that can legally operate on U.S. roadways (though it’s exclusive to Nevada currently), which the company introduced May 5.

The truck maker gave trucking industry press the opportunity to see the trucks up close, and drive them and ride in them Wednesday, May 6.

Overdrive’s Equipment Editor, Jack Roberts, and News Editor, James Jaillet, were on hand at the event, where they posted photos, videos and tweets live, all of which are posted here:

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