Driverless Trucks Will Be Commonplace on Dutch Roads By the End of the Decade

The driverless car revolution will play out not in city centers, but on highways. The first commercial use of the technology won’t be in cars at all, but in huge semi trucks. Oh, and it’s happening now, not in some distant future: The Netherlands just announced its plan to put autonomous trucks on the road within five years.

The plan starts now, essentially: Dutch infrastructure minister Schultz van Haegen said that she will present a bill early next year that will remove existing legal roadblocks that stand in the way of driverless cars—namely, the ones that suggest you need a human to drive a car.