Two trucks are about to make a 8,000 mile road trip from Italy to China without anyone at the wheel
This will be the longest ever distance test of driverless vehicles which will use laser scanners and cameras to detect and avoid obstacles.
During the three month trip arriving in Shanghai, the trucks will brave Siberia and the Gobi desert. Even though there are no drivers, they will still carry technicians to fix glitches or take the wheel in an emergency.
Project leader Alberto Broggi said: “We’ll need some human help. It’s not possible to be 100 per cent driverless.”