Automated truck testing will be happening on the elevated reversible lanes of the Selmon Expressway through Wednesday, closing traffic on the road from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.
The self-driving trucks will be tested by Starsky Robotics, which says it will still have a human behind the wheel as a safety precaution, according to the Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Authority. The self-driving software in the trucks will control its acceleration, braking and steering.
Driverless vehicle testing on the expressway is nothing new — the road first hosted self-driving vehicles in 2014 when Audi tested driverless cars. At the time, the location was still one of just 10 approved sites nationwide where researchers could study the safety and performance of automated vehicles.