Daimler is to invest €500m (£450m) to develop a level 4 autonomous truck, with a view to bringing it to market within a decade. Speaking at the North American launch of the new Freightliner Cascadia earlier this month, which has the same level 2 autonomy as the new Mercedes-Benz Actros, Daimler Trucks & Buses CEO Martin Daum said: “With the new Cascadia we have reached level 2, but now we plan to skip level 3 and target level 4 instead.” […]
Norfolk haulier Foulger Transport has taken delivery of seven new Euro-5 Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks. The units join its 100-plus strong, predominantly Daf, fleet.
Michael Kamper took on the new role of UK MD of Mercedes-Benz Trucks when the truck importer restructured its commercial vehicle operation in January 2014. He describes his business as a “microcosm” of the factory in Stuttgart.
Commercial vehicle rental company Fraikin has made its biggest annual purchase of rental vehicles in a decade, with a three-phase order plan worth £13m for 2015 already underway.