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Photos: Daimler's Semi-Autonomous Truck Platooning

One of three Mercedes Benz Actros cabovers that jointly demonstrated Daimler’s semi-autonomous platooning technology on the Autobahn near Dusseldorf, Germany, in late March. Photo: David Cullen

Daimler Trucks unveiled its Highway Pilot Connect, a platooning system that virtually links semi-autonomous trucks on the highway, with demonstration runs on March 21-22, 2016 amidst typically heavy mid-day traffic on the Autobahn near Düsseldorf, Germany.

The basis of Highway Pilot Connect is networking between vehicles and precise awareness of the surroundings, Daimler said. On the highway, the three semitrailer combinations form a platoon with each operating only 15 meters (just under 50 feet) apart. Unlike other platooning systems, the OEM noted, Highway Pilot Connect is unique in that it uses semi-autonomous trucks.

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Tags: Daimler Trucks, Truck Platooning, Autonomous Vehicles

Daimler Trucks Unveils Mercedes-Benz Future Truck

Daimler Trucks head Wolfgang Bernhard at the helm of the concept truck illustrating the company's vision of the future.

Daimler Trucks rolled back the curtain a little further on the autonomous commercial vehicle it revealed for the first time in July. The truck, and the self-driving concept, is being developed as part of Daimler Trucks' "Shaping Future Transportation" initiative to conserve resources, reduce emissions and to ensure traffic safety through vehicle-to-infrastructure and vehicle-to-vehicle communications.

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Tags: Daimler Trucks, Future Trucks, IAA, Self-Driving Vehicles

2013 Tokyo Motor Show

The Tokyo Motor Show is held every two years.

The 43rd Tokyo Motor Show, which ran from Nov. 20 to Dec. 1, showcased international manufacturers’ latest technology in trucks, buses, cars, motorbikes and accessories. Get a feel for the show with this photo gallery from HDT International Editor Sven-Erik Lindstrand.

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Tags: Volvo, Hino, Isuzu, Daimler Trucks, Japan, Global

Building Daimler's New Automated Transmission

Double gears that will go in the DT 12 automated manual transmission.

Daimler Trucks shows off production of its new Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission, currently produced in Gaggenau, Germany, to members of the trucking press. Assembly is set to be transferred to Detroit's Redford, Mich., headquarters in 2015. They will at first be available exclusively in the Freightliner Cascadia model equipped with a Detroit Diesel DD15 engine. Photos by Evan Lockridge. Read more here.

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Tags: Daimler Trucks, Transmissions

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