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INDOT awarded $4.4 million for truck automation grant

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Posted at 12:18 PM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 12:18:42-04

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Transportation has been awarded more than $4 million for partially automated trucking automation between Indiana and Ohio.

The INDOT grant will provide freight companies and truck automation vendors a way to partially automate driving technology on I-70 between Indianapolis and Columbus.

“Indiana has become a national leader in freight and logistics by leveraging sustained infrastructure investment and embracing innovation,” Gov. Eric Holcomb said in a release. “As connected and autonomous vehicles take root, collaboration between public and private partners will be critical to safe, successful deployments. I’m proud that INDOT and our partners will be in the pole position when it comes to research and informing policy on this game-changing technology.”

During public road testing, a professional driver will be at the wheel always should human intervention be needed.