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Self-driving semi hits the road

Photo by Sharon Parker

We have electric cars, solar-powered cars, self-driving cars, race cars, Hot Wheels cars—just about any type of car you can think of. And just last week, a brand new type of vehicle hit the road for a test drive: a self-driving semi tractor trailer that can drive forward or backward. 

Yes, you read that correctly. Because to this vehicle both ways are forward. It just depends on what direction you want to go. 

Some of the perks include:

*Run into a traffic jam? No problem. You can go back the way you came and never even have to turn around. It’s the same thing with a dead-end road.

*Someone tailgating you? Just turn on your bright lights and it will be like throwing a spotlight into their windshield. We guarantee they’ll back off.

*Rear-end someone? No worries, just head in the other direction as fast as you can. 

*And last, but certainly not least, if the brakes should fail and a crash is imminent, you can push “the red button” and the truck will transform into robot superhero Optimus Prime, keeping you airborne until you can find a safe place to land.

We are sure you can think of some great ways to use this truck yourself! Just check them out at your nearest car dealer. They should be hitting the showroom floor on April Fool’s Day!

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