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    Report: Tesla Creating Electric, Self-Driving Long-Haul Truck

    That cargo’s not gonna haul itself … or is it? Tesla’s announced plans to develop a large electric truck, but intimations that it could be self-driving are new. The firm’s reportedly close to testing a prototype, scheduled to be unveiled in September, and has been discussing potential road testing areas in Nevada with the state DMV. Long-haul trucking is seen as a key market for self-driving technology, as it would allow overworked drivers to rest on long routes, and Uber and Google’s Waymo are also competing for market share.

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