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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Its name is "Inspiration" and Daimler Trucks North America LLC says it's the first ever self-driving semi-truck licensed to drive on public roads — in this case Nevada's highways — for not only testing, but business too.
The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings flight deliberately crashed the plane into the French Alps after "rehearsing" the descent on an earlier flight, French investigators said on Wednesday. The BEA civil aviation investigators said the co-pilot, 27-year-old Andreas Lubitz, had practised the manouevre on the outbound trip from Duesseldorf to Barcelona just hours before his suicidal actions on the return flight. Remi Jouty, the director of the BEA, told journalists there had been no "noticeable effect" as the plane had already begun its descent into Barcelona while he was carrying out the practise manipulations.