Report – Tesla to make its semi-truck an autonomous one image

Tesla Inc is well known for its electric luxury sedans, but we also know they are going to have a go at the commercial vehicle sector with the introduction of the production semi-truck that has already been teased a while back.

Now a new report is stating their planned semi-truck will be developed as a long-haul, electric semi-truck that can autonomously handle driving and even “platoon” with others to follow a leading vehicle. It seems the press has caught wind of talk between the company and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) regarding potential public tests in the state. More so, California officials have openly revealed they will meet up with Tesla reps this week “to talk about Tesla’s efforts with autonomous trucks,” according to state DMV spokeswoman Jessica Gonzalez.

This naturally means Tesla is looking to equip its upcoming electric truck with self-driving technology – and we may even see it feature it from day one, though we’ll have to wait for September’s promised reveal. The area of commercial autonomous trucks is open for the taking – but it won’t be without a fight, because Uber and Waymo are also keenly interested in taking up a large share of the segment’s market.

Via Reuters