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Autonomous Trucks: Transportation of the Future?

At over 726 feet high and a whopping 1,244 feet long, the Hoover Dam has long served as an inspiration for innovation in this country. Fittingly, the Hoover Dam was the introduction site of Daimler Trucks North America’s most impressive creation to date: the Freightliner Inspiration. This autonomous truck made its debut at the Dam this week, sparking major excitement throughout the trucking industry. Read on to find out more!

 Freightliner Inspiration Crosses Hoover Dam- With No Driver!hoover-dam-freightliner-inspiration

 Daimler Trucks North America chose to debut its Freightliner Inspiration autonomous truck at the Hoover Dam to show the full scope of its achievement and to set this historic accomplishment against an equally historic backdrop. The Freightliner Inspiration was able to maneuver the roadways and bridge without a driver present, displaying a level of technology unprecedented in the trucking industry. The Inspiration’s Highway Pilot system is responsible for its amazing autonomy: this includes camera technology, radar systems, collision avoidance tech, breaking and steering systems, speed control, lane stability, and more. The Highway Pilot system constitutes a breakthrough in trucking technology that will one day carry over to other truck models and increase the availability of autonomous trucks.

 Are Autonomous Trucks Here to Stay?

 The Freightliner Inspiration is, as of now, a truly unique creation in the field of autonomous truck design. Its impressive introduction, however, will no doubt encourage others to pursue new endeavors in this field. By building new autonomous trucks that have the advanced safety features and driving capacity of the Freightliner Inspiration, the industry will open new doors and create opportunities that mere decades ago we never would have dreamed of.

 Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star

If you’re in the trucking business or are looking to discover more about autonomous trucks and Freightliner products, call on Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star. You can call toll-free at 800-832-7278 or locally at 410-685-4474 or email us your questions and concerns at info@baltimorefreightliner.com.

Since 1986, Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star has provided top quality service for the trucking industry. Whether you need to purchase specialized truck parts from our expansive inventory, expand your fleet with our selection of top-tier trucks, or have your company’s trucks serviced or repaired, Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star is the best choice in trucking. Become one of our many satisfied customers today!

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Source: http://fleetowner.com/technology/new-autonomous-freightliner-rolls-across-hoover-dam-really?eid=forward

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