Las Vegas, home of legalized gambling, statuesque showgirls and glamorous hotels, is now the first place in the U.S. that autonomous commercial trucks will be allowed to operate on an open public highway. Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval officially issued the first license for an autonomous commercial truck to Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) at a ceremony at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on May 5.

DTNA president and CEO Martin Daum hosted the event, during which Gov. Sandoval participated in the inaugural trip of the Freightliner Inspiration Truck in autonomous mode with Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG Daimler Trucks & Buses, at the controls.

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