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Self-driving trucks will soon have their own lane on Texas 130

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thisdj78:
https://www.statesman.com/story/business/transportation/2023/11/22/txdot-smart-freight-corridor-technology-self-driving-trucks-georgetown-del-valle/71669674007/

BJ59:
Are they suggesting that self-driving trucks aren't safe enough to drive in the same lanes as human-operated vehicles?

The Ghostbuster:
How do non-subscribers (such as myself) get access to the story? I am interested in the story, but not interested in subscribing to The Stateman.

thisdj78:

--- Quote from: The Ghostbuster on November 24, 2023, 05:13:32 PM ---How do non-subscribers (such as myself) get access to the story? I am interested in the story, but not interested in subscribing to The Stateman.

--- End quote ---

Odd, it opened for me and I don’t subscribe. Either way, here’s the story from another source:

https://www.kvue.com/article/news/state/texas-news/txdot-smart-freight-corridor/269-f1b14e5c-2bd9-4ddd-8350-f61b8f4807cb

kalvado:
Looks like TX is interested in doing connected vehicles program - as opposed to fully autonomous driverless approach, for example Tesla.
Extra communication with the outside world can certainly make things more efficient, but doesn't mix well with noncommutative ones, e.g. human driven.

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