Autonomous Truck Update: Successful Autobahn Test of Platooned “Connect-Equipped” Mercedes Trucks

by Mike ‘Mish’ Shedlock
Mish Talk

Is my 2020 date for fully autonomous self-driving trucks on the highways optimistic enough?

Every month, another test comes out, each more successful than the last. The latest Daimler tests showcased its new capabilities with a platoon of three “Pilot Connect-Equipped” Mercedes trucks on the German Autobahn.

Fuel efficiency improved 2% for the lead truck, 11% for the middle truck and 9% for the third in a platoon test.

Highway Wi-Fi Connect Enables Truck Platooning

Please consider Daimler Outlines Vision for the Future of Vehicle Connectivity.

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