Daimler turns back on truck platooning but still sees an autonomous future

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Daimler is pulling the plug on its platooning programme after its real world trials delivered disappointing fuel savings due to traffic frequently interrupting the flow of the platoon. The Mercedes-Benz manufacturer’s announcement comes as the UK prepares to launch its first on-road HGV platooning trial this spring using DAF trucks. Speaking at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week Martin Daum, CEO of Daimler Trucks and Buses, said that while Daimler remains committed to developing autonomous trucks, the […]