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In a milestone move for terminal automation, MAN Truck & Bus and Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) have successfully completed a joint project – Hamburg TruckPilot – intended to demonstrate the feasibility of self-driving vehicles in terminals.

“Pilot projects like Hamburg TruckPilot prove that the use of self-driving trucks is technologically feasible and can be efficiently integrated into logistics processes,” said Dr Frederik Zohm, MAN board member for research and development. “Autonomous driving will be a game changer in transportation. In close cooperation with customers and partners, we are testing practical automation solutions with the aim of getting self-driving trucks ready for series production from 2030,” he added.

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