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A fleet of self-driving trucks rumbles across Europe

Lucas Mearian | April 8, 2016
Platooning in the U.S. still four to five years out.

There are also other complex problems to solve, such as controlling sudden movements of lead trucks. For example, imagine the lead truck in a platoon decides to swerve around an obstacle. The trailing trucks will also get the same message to swerve, but they may have obstacles around them at the time that prevent them from also swerving.

"In effect, we have to think of every single use case," Gosbee said.

 

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