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Rolling Along Toward Autonomous Trucks

A disguised version of the Future Truck 2025 in a demonstration last year on a closed portion of German autobahn. Photo courtesy Daimler Trucks.

August 31, 2015

Several news reports in the past week indicate that progress is being made on the road to autonomous commercial trucks.

Tags: Europe, Global, Daimler Trucks North America, Autonomous Vehicles, Future Trucks

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, August 31, 2015 10:27 AM | » Comments(0)

5 Fantastic Future Truck Technologies

Let's just call 2014 the Year of the Future Truck

Walmart's WAVE concept turned heads at the Mid-America Trucking Show. Photo: HDT Staff

December 30, 2014

For trucking journalists and technology junkies, 2014 was a year that offered tantalizing glimpses of a sci-fi trucking future that may not be too far off. Deborah Lockridge looks at five reasons 2014 was "the year of the future" in trucking.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Walmart, Daimler Trucks North America, ZF, Concept Vehicles, Future Trucks, Truck Platooning

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, December 30, 2014 3:20 PM | » Comments(0)

Pushing the Envelope on Fuel Economy

The Freightliner Cascadia Evolution uses small component and part changes to add up to fuel economy gains.

October 4, 2013

The low-hanging fruit when it comes to fuel economy has all been picked. Now truck and engine makers are examining every part and component of the truck in exacting detail to figure out where they can cut the smallest amount of drag or the small parasitic loss of power that drag down fuel economy. Deborah Lockridge offers two examples in the "All That's Trucking" blog.

Tags: MPG, Freightliner, Daimler Trucks North America

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, October 4, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

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