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If there’s one line of work that could clearly really benefit from driverless trucks, it is a soldier’s. So developments in technology were always as likely to come from the military as the private sector and trucks.com has reported that it is due to begin road trials of driverless trucks this summer – of a convoy led by a manned truck followed by three driverless vehicles and will test how they communicate with each other, other traffic and the infrastructure. “How quickly the commercial trucking industry embraces this type of technology will depend on three factors: federal regulations of autonomous driving, the public’s perception of risks on the road and the profit potential for trucking companies that adopt the technology.”

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