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  • UPDATED: First pedestrian death in collision with self-driving vehicle

    March 19, 2018 2:49PM by Truck News

    TEMPE, Ariz. – A tragic collision overnight has resulted in the first pedestrian death from a self-driving vehicle and has suspended a large live-test of semi-autonomous vehicles with Uber. A car with the ride-sharing service was operating in self-driving mode

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    Eaton showcases autonomous docking technologies

    September 22, 2016 10:09AM by Truck News

    HANOVER, Germany — Eaton is demonstrating at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Shows two systems designed to assist drivers with docking. Its Advanced Driver Assist System (ADAS) Dock Assist feature uses software upgrades to communicate with control modules in Eaton’s automated,

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    Autonomous trucks aren’t driverless

    April 5, 2016 1:21PM by James Menzies

    We all knew autonomous trucks were coming, but they’ve arrived on these shores much sooner than any of us would likely have predicted. Daimler, when it demonstrated its autonomously-driven Mercedes-Benz Future Truck on a closed section of Autobahn highway in

  • Daimler touts next chapter in truck safety: Interactive safety

    September 15, 2015 5:33PM by James Menzies

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) says it’s ready to write the next chapter in the continuing evolution of truck safety, and that it will be all about “interactive safety.” First there was passive safety – items

  • DHL launches report on self-driving vehicles in logistics

    December 16, 2014 10:48AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    BONN, Ger., PLANTATION, Fla.–DHL has published the new trend report ‘Self-Driving Vehicles in Logistics’, highlighting the key elements and significant potential of autonomous technologies in the logistic industry. As a first step in the self-driving journey, the trend report contains

  • Daimler offers first complete look at its autonomously-driven Future Truck

    September 22, 2014 4:05PM by James Menzies

    Hidden headlights, camera-based rearview mirrors among the design highlights

  • Peterbilt demonstrates autonomous-assist

    September 18, 2014 9:21AM by Dale Amy

    Truck uses GPS to chart course then drives to its destination without input from the driver

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    September 16, 2014 9:02AM by James Menzies

    There has been much hoopla of late about autonomously-driven trucks, which can take most of the driving responsibilities out of the hands of the driver, potentially improving safety and efficiency. But let’s not kid ourselves, this technology is still a

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    Technology is making trucking cool again

    July 18, 2014 8:19PM by James Menzies

    I’m not a complete idiot. I know it’s unwise to shake a tree while standing underneath a hornet’s nest. Still, I’m going to go out on a limb and contend that emerging technologies which relieve drivers of the more mundane

  • ZF demonstrates technological capabilities

    July 10, 2014 4:41AM by James Menzies

    ZF showcases technologies, including new transmission and truck that can be driven or parked remotely by tablet

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    July 7, 2014 12:15PM by James Menzies

    I’m writing today from Berlin, where I’ve spent the last few days exploring, writing and yes, I’ll admit, doing a little bit of relaxing. I arrived here Monday June 30 to take in a technology demonstration from Daimler, which turned

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    July 7, 2014 12:13PM by James Menzies

    You’ll already be familiar with some of the technologies that make up the Highway Pilot, such as commercially available systems that monitor following distances, apply the brakes when required and promote lane-keeping. Then there are other systems that round out

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    July 7, 2014 12:11PM by James Menzies

    Daimler contended during the event that it could begin commercial production of its autonomous trucks nearly immediately, but there first must be a legislative framework put into place to allow for their use. This has already begun, with the Vienna

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    July 7, 2014 12:09PM by James Menzies

    As with any radical new technology, there’s going to be a lot of skepticism. Daimler emphasized its autonomous trucks are not intended to replace drivers. They went so far as to claim a driver will always be required, though I

  • Daimler demonstrates self-driving trucks

    July 3, 2014 7:36PM by James Menzies

    Autonomous trucks are ready to roll. All that awaits now is the legislative framework to allow them.