Daimler Trucks North America
Truck sales expected to drop — but maybe to normal levels
YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – Truck sales may be projected to slow in 2020, but Daimler Trucks North America believes the totals will still reflect strong demand overall. The OEM is projecting about 480,000 Class 6-8 truck sales in Canada, the U.S., and Mexico this year, and somewhere between 380,000 and 400,000 in 2020.
Will truck platooning save fuel in the real world?
TORONTO, Ont. -- Tailgating tends to be discouraged. Just don’t tell those who research the benefits of platooning. In the ongoing search for better fuel economy, engineers have found ways to connect tractor-trailers through electronic handshakes, automatically maintaining tight following distances that improve aerodynamic drag. Will it work in the real world?
Daimler’s Lane Keep Assist helps keep trucks in the lane
Lane Keep Assist, the first Level 2 automation technology from Daimler Trucks, isn't quite a self-steering technology. It's designed to help drivers battle crosswinds and uneven pavement geometry. It will keep the truck straight in a lane, but drivers still have to keep their hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road. Equipment editor Jim Park filed this report from Oregon's Interstate 5.
Daimler delivers automation, leaves truck drivers in control
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – It can be a little disconcerting to watch a steering wheel move back and forth on its own, but there it is. One of the latest new Cascadias to roll off Freightliner’s assembly line nudges left and right to keep within tracked lane markings, even when hands are off the wheel for a few seconds. Welcome to Level 2 automation.
Daimler makes autonomous truck tech leap, abandons platooning
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Daimler will produce North America’s first SAE Level 2 automated truck in the form of a new Cascadia that offers automated steering, acceleration and braking in certain situations. And the company is hardly stopping its autonomous journey there.
Daimler improving service experience
YOUNTVILLE, Ca. -- The aftermarket side of Daimler Trucks North America is aiming to set a new standard in customer service by strengthening its 24-hour-or-less service turnaround promise, adding new digital tools, enlarging its supply chain, and launching a major expansion of its Alliance Truck Parts enterprise.