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How Daimler Truck Plans to Reach Zero Emissions [Video]

How Daimler Truck Plans to Reach Zero Emissions [Video]

Watch as Heavy Duty Trucking Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge reports on how Daimler Truck is developing both battery-electric and fuel-cell-electric zero-emissions trucks, and what that means for its Freightliner brand in North America.

June 30, 2021

Focus On: Daimler's Lane Keep Assist [Video]

Focus On: Daimler's Lane Keep Assist [Video]

Daimler’s Detroit Assurance 5.0 includes an optional lane keep assist feature that helps drivers keep from drifting out of the lane or off the road. Using a camera-based setup, the system will self-steer the truck keeping it between the lines and can make minor corrections for crosswinds and vehicle alignment.

May 23, 2019

Focus On: Daimler’s Adaptive Cruise Control Works Down to 0 MPH [Video]
On the Spot... Detroit Active Brake Assist 5.0 [Video]

On the Spot... Detroit Active Brake Assist 5.0 [Video]

Detroit Assurance 5.0 from Daimler Trucks can bring a truck to a complete stop to avoid a collision or minimize the severity of the impact. Equipment Editor Jim Park shares this demonstration of Active Brake Assist 5.0 from Las Vegas where it launched earlier this year.

February 21, 2019

Daimler Chief Talks Latest Truck Automation at CES [Video]

Daimler Chief Talks Latest Truck Automation at CES [Video]

Daimler showed off Level 2 automation in its Freightliner new Cascadia for 2020. The company also announced its break from platooning development and that it’s targeting Level 4 autonomous trucks. Here’s what Daimler Trucks chief Martin Daum had to say about the company's future plans.

January 17, 2019

Alliance Truck Parts' Push to Become Number One [video]

Alliance Truck Parts' Push to Become Number One [video]

Alliance Truck Parts, the all-makes truck parts brand of Daimler Trucks North America, aims to exert the kind of market dominance that Freightliner does in truck sales. HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge has this video report on how they plan to get there.

July 24, 2018

Daimler Demonstrates Platooning Technology [Video]

Daimler Demonstrates Platooning Technology [Video]

Is truck platooning only technically feasible or is it also commercially viable? In this video, we look at Daimler Trucks' recent demonstration of its platooning technology with a pair of loaded big rigs.

June 18, 2018

Next-Generation Freightliner Cascadia Reveal [Video]

Next-Generation Freightliner Cascadia Reveal [Video]

Watch as Daimler Trucks North America President & CEO Martin Daum unveils the next-generation Freightliner Cascadia the night of August 31 in Colorado Springs with great fanfare, but not a lot of details.

September 1, 2016

On the Spot: Detroit DD5 Midrange Engine [Video]

On the Spot: Detroit DD5 Midrange Engine [Video]

Daimler Trucks North America showed off its new engine for the medium-duty market, the peppy four-cylinder Detroit DD5, to trucking reporters. Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge has a closer look at the DD5 in this video.  

July 31, 2016

Video: A Quick Look at Freightliner's Autonomous Truck at Work

Video: A Quick Look at Freightliner's Autonomous Truck at Work

A Freightliner demo driver demonstrates autonomous mode for Daimler Trucks North America's Inspiration Truck, the first autonomous truck to have a license to legally operate on public highways. Video by Deborah Lockridge, Heavy Duty Trucking.

May 7, 2015

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Detroit Assurance - The Basics

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Detroit Assurance - The Basics

Equipment Editor Jim Park goes over the basics of Daimler Trucks North America's new safety system, Detroit Assurance. Featuring Adaptive Cruise Control and Active Brake Assist, the Detroit Assurance system actively looks for danger and helps drivers avoid it.

January 20, 2015

The Self-Driving, Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 (Video)
Video: The Building of the Freightliner Revolution Innovation Concept Truck

Video: The Building of the Freightliner Revolution Innovation Concept Truck

Walmart's WAVE concept truck made a splash at the Great Dane booth at the Mid-America Trucking Show last week, but it wasn't the first to come up with a streamlined concept truck designed around a single driver. Two years ago it was Freightliner's Revolution generating buzz at MATS, and we ran across this video about the thought and design behind it.

April 1, 2014

Detroit Kicks Off Production of DT12 Automated Manual Transmission

Detroit Kicks Off Production of DT12 Automated Manual Transmission

Daimler Trucks North America recently rolled out production of its new Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission, which it believes will help boost acceptance of AMTs in North America. Daimler hosted a group of North American journalists in its headquarters city of Stuttgart and in Gaggenau, Germany, where the transmission is initially being assembled. HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge interviews Brad Williamson, manager of engine and component marketing for DTNA, in Stuttgart following two days of plant tours and ride-n-drive events. (Video by Evan Lockridge, Senior Contributing Editor). Read related story here.

May 12, 2013

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