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Nippon Express readies first road test of highly autonomous trucks

Japanese logistics group turns to self-driving tech amid labor crunch

Nippon Express will develop level 4 automated trucks to ease the shortage of drivers. (Photo by Shiho Miyajima)

TOKYO -- Japanese logistics company Nippon Express will begin road tests of automated trucks with a Volvo subsidiary next month, a step toward addressing the industry's severe shortage of drivers.

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