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The Self-Driving Big Rigs That You'll See on the Highway Soon

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Trucks equipped with PlusDrive autonomy might look conventional enough that you'd hardly know you were driving next to one. Hint: Look for the sensor package in the side mirrors.

Credit: Locomation

If you're blasé about autonomous cars, don't throw self-driving trucks out with them. Both aim to automate activity on the same roads but the usefulness and likelihood of success for trucks outshines that of personal cars. The $720 billion US trucking business that employs 900,000 drivers (and would love to employ more) is at the heart of virtually everything in our economy; as Jimmy Hoffa said, "If you've got it, a truck brought it." Here are the main companies who may rewrite that bromide to "a truck brought it -- by itself."

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