"This idea that we’re just going to keep adding sensor after sensor to these trucks without eventually reinventing the chassis from the ground up doesn’t make any sense." Find out why in this HDT interview with Torc Robotics CEO Michael Fleming about autonomous-truck development.
November 24, 2021
Daimler Trucks zeros in on driver safety and freight efficiency as its main autonomous technology goals.
November 13, 2020
The early signs indicate this will be a newsworthy year -- both inside trucking and out. Blog commentary by Senior Editor Jack Roberts.
January 3, 2020
Location technology developer TomTom announced it is working with Daimler Trucks and Bosch on an advanced predictive cruise control system for commercial vehicles.
January 2, 2020
Daimler Trucks North America presented the keys to its first two production eCascadia battery-electric tractors to Penske and NFI on Aug. 21 in Napa Valley, California.
August 21, 2019
In Josh Switkes’ view, it's way too premature to write truck platooning off as a dead end technology. And HDT Senior Editor Jack Roberts agrees with that point.
July 19, 2019
Why Torc Robotics CEO Michael Fleming he thinks autonomous technology will make its initial inroads in long-haul fleets, and how the technology will make truck drivers' lives better inside of a decade.
June 4, 2019
Daimler Trucks has acquired a majority stake in Torc Robotics as part of a strategy that will see the United States become the focus of the company’s autonomous technology development efforts.
March 29, 2019
The import of CES, formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show, is now so massive that even Class 8 truck OEMs want to showcase their vehicles and technologies at the show. Savvy fleet managers would do well to consider why that's so, says Jack Roberts in his Truck Tech blog.
January 11, 2019
Daimler Trucks North America announced a voluntary recall for nearly 20,000 2018 and 2019 model year Freightliner 108SD, 114SD, and Business Class M2 trucks to inspect and correct a steering issue.
October 15, 2018
Truck shows are always a good place to spot emerging trends and the vibrant IAA Commercial Vehicles show revealed two big ones this year.
September 24, 2018
At the HDMA Breakfast at the IAA Show in Hannover, Germany, the head of Daimler’s Truck and Bus business division noted that not all new technologies ultimately pan out. And truck platooning may be one of them.
September 21, 2018
Real-world deployment of truck platooning systems appears close, but developers aren’t keen to offer many details on their efforts.
June 12, 2018
The trucking segment arguably leading the way forward in terms of new technology and alternative fuels is one that would surprise most casual observers of today's trucking industry. Blog commentary by Jack Roberts, Senior Editor.
April 27, 2018
The new purpose-built EconicSD refuse hauler features an impressive suite of standard safety features that includes autonomous braking and remote diagnostic capabilities.
April 24, 2018