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.” […]
Platoons of autonomous HGVs may never feature in the UK because the road network is not up to the job, according to the RHA.
The need for reduced handling during the Covid-19 crisis at a time when fewer people have been in their places of work has also given some operations an opportunity to experiment with limited autonomous delivery projects, although not in the UK.
Howard Tenens is to put its first Euro-6 dual-fuel vehicle on the road next month, running on a blend of compressed natural gas (CNG) and diesel.