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Daimler launches self-driving semi truck in Nevada

ASSOCIATED PRESS: A rig that Daimler Trucks is calling "Inspiration" the first self-driving semi-truck to hit the roads.

ASSOCIATED PRESS: A rig that Daimler Trucks is calling "Inspiration" the first self-driving semi-truck to hit the roads.

Daimler Trucks North America LLC, which has its headquarters in Portland's Swan Island industrial area, debuted the self-driving big rig Tuesday night with a drive — and a driver steering — atop the Hoover Dam on the Nevada-Arizona border.

Taking a line from astronaut Neil Armstrong, Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard of Daimler Trucks and Buses told the crowd bused to the site from Las Vegas for the news conference that they were about to witness "a short drive for man and a long haul for mankind."

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