MAN becomes first manufacturer to test autonomous truck on motorway

MAN has become the first commercial vehicle manufacturer to send a level 4 autonomous truck on to the motorway in Germany.

The test truck drove around 10km on the A9 between the Allershausen and Furholzen junctions, and is one of a series of tests on motorways as the manufacturer works towards series of production of autonomous trucks towards the end of the decade…

In future, Autobahn GMbH will be responsible for approving operating areas on motorways for the series approval of autonomous vehicles.

The vehicle operator specifies the routes on which its vehicles with autonomous driving functions are to drive, and Autobahn GmbH then checks

Dr Volker Wissing, federal minister for digital affairs and transport, added: “The ever-increasing volume of transport, coupled with the worsening shortage of drivers, is a challenge for society as a whole.”

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