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Report: Tesla autonomous semi-trucks will move in platoons, prototype coming soon

The information was noted in emails exchanged between the automaker and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) about potential road tests, Reuters reported.

California DMV spokesperson Jessica Gonzalez also confirmed in the report that the Golden State is also planning on talking with Tesla about its Autonomous trucking efforts.

In an early 2017 TED talk, Tesla CEO Elon Musk spoke of the firm's work on an electric semi-truck , and teased an image of what it would look like .

One of the most interesting autonomous features mentioned in the report is the ability of the trucks to platoon behind a lead vehicle, forming a caravan to their final destination.

There are currently millions of truck drivers in the US and, as reported by The Guardian , there is a "strong undercurrent of denial" that automation and autonomous vehicles will replace any jobs.

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