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​Otto Self Driving Truck to Run on Ohio Roads

Published On Nov 29, 2016By Mukul Yudhveer Singh

Otto’s self-driving truck is scheduled to travel on Ohio roads in America next week. The truck will start its journey after the state officials announce details of investments supporting this transportation technology.

The truck will cover 35 miles on a stretch between Dublin and East Liberty, which is a part of US Route 33. A Transport Research Center (an independent testing facility) is located in East Liberty as well.

Matt Bruning, spokesman, Department of Transportation underlining the importance of safety, said, “The truck will have a driver in the cabin ready to intervene in case things don’t go as planned.”

Route 33 in United States of America is being looked upon as an important stretch of road for conducting such trials in the near future. Bruning said, "Certainly we think it's going to be one of the foremost automotive research corridors in the world.”

Officials from the state are keen on using the stretch for conducting regular tests of new and old technologies. Governor John Kasich will be discussing investment details supporting autonomous vehicle technology before the truck starts driving on the roads.

Self-driving vehicles have been picking pace in the world. Otto itself had delivered beer a few weeks ago with the help of its self-driving truck. The truck drove by itself, however, there was a professional driver present in the cabin, ready for emergencies.

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