These trucks have just driven themselves across Europe

An Actros autonomous truck by Mercedes-Benz (L) conducts it's premiere of driving along public highway A8 between Denkendorf and Stuttgart, Germany October 2, 2015. The world's first series-production automomous truck Actros was equipped with the intelligent Highway Pilot system for this driving test on a public road.

A dozen trucks have driven mostly autonomously across Europe as part of the European Truck Platooning Challenge. Image: REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

Joon Ian Wong
Technology Reporter, Quartz
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