Daimler is beating Tesla to making semi-autonomous big rigs

In 2015, Daimler told the world it was building the world’s first self-driving semi truck. It pulled out all the stops for the big reveal of the prototype, debuting the truck on top of the Hoover Dam in the middle of the night and renting out Las Vegas Motor Speedway to offer test rides. This week at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, Daimler is back with the near-final production version of that truck, and we got to take another ride. Over the last three years, Daimler has taken the technology and the ideas that were in that prototype truck and worked them into the latest version of the Freightliner Cascadia, one of the company’s most popular trucks. More importantly, Daimler says it’s ready to put the truck into production this... Continue reading…

Daimler is beating Tesla to making semi-autonomous big rigs

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Fri 11 Jan 19 from The Verge

In the cab with Daimler’s level 2 semi-truck

When Daimler announced that its Freightliner Cascadia would be the first class 8 truck to get level 2 driver's assistance (adaptive cruise control and lane keep assist), I was ...

Thu 10 Jan 19 from Engadget

CES 2019: Daimler Class-8 trucks to get next-level ADAS features - Roadshow

Drivers of cars have enjoyed Level 2 semi-autonomous driver's aids for a few years. Truckers are now getting into the game.

Tue 8 Jan 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

Behind the wheel of Daimler’s upcoming electric trucks

Daimler has been very vocal that it's moving to electrify its trucks. From short- to medium-haul delivery vehicles to school buses, the company is making no bones that its future ...

Tue 8 Jan 19 from Engadget

Daimler wants self-driving trucks on the roads in ten years

Level four autonomy is the dream of many automakers. A vehicle that drives itself without any driver interaction but has a steering wheel and pedals so that when the human in the car ...

Mon 7 Jan 19 from Engadget

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