Ohio, Indiana agree to test "partially automated" trucks

Aug. 3, 2023

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and DriveOhio, an Ohio government organization focused on refining “smart mobility technology," are rolling out a four-year, $8 million plan to bring the partially automated semi-trucks to roads in both states.

That will include testing on I-70 in the Dayton and Springfield regions, reported the Dayton Daily News.

These are not self-driving vehicles, a DriveOhio director said.

“A professional driver will be always at the wheel in each vehicle, so the term ‘self-driving’ is not accurate,” said Breanna Badanes, managing director of communication and policy for DriveOhio. “These vehicles cannot drive themselves.”

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Source: Dayton Daily News

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