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Oak Ridge National Laboratory Eyes Chattanooga as Testing Ground for Driverless Trucking

By Pulltarps Mfg | August 24, 2017

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s new director said Aug. 23 the lab is considering testing in Chattanooga related to autonomous driving and long-haul trucking.

Also, lab chief Thomas Zacharia said during a visit to the city’s Innovation District that a Chattanooga office set up last year “absolutely” will remain in place as the lab tries to forge new partnerships with EPB, businesses and others.

“We see ORNL as not just a national lab but as a regional force,” he said. “We really want to make sure we play that role working with Chattanooga.”

Story by:  Mike Pare | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times/Free Press

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