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Self-driving trucks need more scrutiny than self-driving cars, union says. Others disagree

Self-driving trucks need more scrutiny than self-driving cars, union says. Others disagree

Trucks could be the first type of vehicle on U.S. roads to be fully automated because their regular highway routes are easier for sensor technology to navigate than more complicated city grids.

But as self-driving technology continues to speed through development, key stakeholders disagree about whether trucks should be included in upcoming legislation governing autonomous vehicles.

In a Senate Commerce Committee hearing in Washington on Wednesday morning on the potential safety and economic implications of self-driving trucks, Ken Hall, general secretary-treasurer of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, said trucks come with a different set of considerations than much...

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