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Traveling about 55 miles per hour on a Nevada highway, the big rig's driver looked like The Thinker, with his elbow on the arm rest and his hand on his chin.Daimler Trucks North America LLC says its "Inspiration" truck, the first self-driving semitruck to be licensed to roll on public roads – in this case any highway or interstate in Nevada – is the future of trucking. It's a future that will still need drivers, but they might be called "logistics managers". It will be years before an autonomous truck hits the highway for anything more than tests and demonstrations, the company says.For now four states, including Nevada, and the District of Columbia, certify testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads as long as a human driver is behind the wheel, and a few others are keen on allowing the tests.
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