By MARIANNE NACANAYNAY, age 13

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The European Truck Platooning Challenge asked automobile manufacturers Daimler, DEF, Iveco, MAN, Scania and Volvo to allow dozens of self-driving trucks to platoon, or drive collectively, through Europe. Platooning allows trucks to save fuel and money. Beginning in Sweden, traveling through Germany and Belgium, and ending in the Netherlands, the trucks communicated via a wireless signal and were programmed to be well aware of traffic and road hazards.