A couple of weeks ago, we discussed the debut of the Freightliner Inspiration, Daimler Trucks’ amazing autonomous truck that was introduced to the world as it crossed the Hoover Dam entirely without aid of a driver. The future of autonomous trucks in the industry is looking bright, and Daimler Trucks is working to secure that future by making a push for official government approval. Read on to find out more!
The head of Daimler’s global truck and bus unit, Wolfgang Bernhard, has spoken recently about the importance of having their autonomous truck technology approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Because the realm of autonomous vehicles is a relatively new one, there are no current rules and regulations in place that can truly speak to the specific needs of these types of trucks. The increased prevalence of self-driving trucks in the future will have profound implications on the trucking industry when it comes to technology, truck design, vehicle maintenance, and the nature of professional truck driving as well.
Autonomous trucks are projected to improve efficiency within a fleet by not only reducing the stresses and strains truck drivers can sometimes experience, but also by implementing new safety technology that can prevent accidents and mishaps on the road. Once self-driving vehicles gain the official stamp of approval that they need, the trucking industry can expect a revolution in the way it does business.
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