Written by: Alex Davies
ELON MUSK’S GRAND plan of moving beyond passenger cars to truly revolutionize transportation just got a bit grander. In addition to developing an electric 18-wheeler that Tesla plans to unveil next month, Musk wants to make the thing drive itself.
Tesla is working with Nevada authorities to begin testing a robo-rig prototype at some point in the not-too-distant future. “Our primary goal is the ability to operate our prototype test trucks in a continuous manner across the state line and within the States of Nevada and California in a platooning and/or Autonomous mode without having a person in the vehicle,” Tesla’s Nasser Zamani told officials with the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles, according to Reuters.