Daimler begins Level 4 autonomous trucks testing on public roads
Daimler Trucks is testing high-automation trucks on public roads in Virginia, following through on a pledge to make Level 4 automation a reality this year. According to the article from the freightwaves.com and its author
The subsidiary of Stuttgart, Germany-based Daimler AG accelerated its testing efforts through the purchase of 13-year-old software provider Torc Robotics in March. Daimler plans to commercially produce heavy-duty trucks that can drive themselves in most situations within the decade. Adler also wrote in his article.
“Bringing Level 4 trucks to the public roads is a major step toward our goal to deliver reliable and safe trucks for the benefit of our customers, our economy and society,” said Martin Daum, member of the Daimler AG Board of Management responsible for trucks and buses.
Daimler, a maker of Freightliner and Western Star Class 8 trucks, joins startups TuSimple, Starsky Robotics and Embark in public testing of Level 4 technology that could eventually remove drivers from behind the wheel of freight haulers. According to Adler’s article.
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Source and credits: freightwaves.com // iTrucker / Mario Pawlowski