Daimler Trucks invested EUR 500 million (around 570 million USD) covering the next years and create greater than 200 new jobs rolling around in its global push to take highly automated trucks (SAE level 4) to the road inside of a decade, German company announced at CES 2019.
Highly automated driving is characterized as automated travel in defined areas and between defined hubs without the expectation with the system that your user will reply to a request to intervene. In commercial trucking, level 4 could be the natural following step after level 2, increasing efficiency and productivity for customers, cutting costs per mile significantly. With this, Daimler Trucks is skipping the intermediate step of conditionally automated driving (level 3). Level 3 automated driving would not offer truck customers an amazing advantage as compared to the unique circumstances with there being no corresponding advantages to make amends for we now have costs.
The new Freightliner Cascadia offers partially automated driving features (level 2), rendering it the first-ever partially automated series production truck on Us roads. In addition, it made its world premiere within the presentation of Daimler Trucks at CES.
Daimler Trucks has been a pioneer of automated truck development for some time. In 2014, the world’s leading truck manufacturer presented the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025, by far the first automated truck, called the first to indicate the technological opportunities and great potential that automated trucks have for that economy and society.
Martin Daum, Member of the Board of Treatments for Daimler AG with responsibility for Daimler Trucks & Buses: “As a leader in our industry, we’ve been pioneering automated trucking. In 2015, our Freightliner Inspiration Truck got the main road license ever for the automated commercial vehicle. Now we take automated trucking to a higher level: we’re prepared to launch the initial partially automated new Freightliner Cascadia in 2019