Driverless Trucks Hired at California Ports Losing Market Share

(Bloomberg) -- Regulatory and technological obstacles may hold back the driverless car for decades. But one of the first driverless semi-trucks is already driving legally on the highways of Nevada. Bloomberg's Sam Grobart went to Las Vegas for a test drive.

Next year, deckhands on ships docked at Middle Harbor on California’s San Pedro Bay won’t see many people on the wharf. Remote-controlled cranes towering 165 feet overhead will pluck containers from vessels’ holds, and driverless trucks guided by magnets embedded in the asphalt will carry cargo to robotic hoists in a sorting yard.

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