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FedEx to begin self-driving truck trials on US highways between Dallas and Houston

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By David Mullen
Sunday Times Driving
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 00:01 UTC

US parcel delivery firm FedEx is to begin testing a fleet of self-driving trucks on highways in the state of Texas in partnership with Aurora, an autonomous vehicle start-up.

The pilot programme will see autonomous trucks make the 500-mile roundtrip primarily along the I-45 highway between the cities of Dallas and Houston several times a week. Each lorry will have a supervisor on hand to monitor the road ahead — for the moment, at least.

A spokesperson for Aurora Innovations has said that “at the end of 2023 we will launch our trucking business and haul loads autonomously between terminals without a safety driver.”

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