Mercedes-Benz tested the alertness of the driver in the truck cab in conventional trucks and in a self-propelled vehicle. The drivers who were traveling with the autonomous system Highway pilot turned out to be more attentive.
The Cologne Administrative Court has ruled that semitrailers driving solo are not subject to truck tolls. Police Chief Inspector Christoph Becker explains the background.
Three court rulings are dealing with the duty of care when reversing in a parking lot, with trucks, driving on hard shoulders and behavior during lane changes in the zipper method.
Daimler has succeeded with its subsidiary brand Freightliner to get an MOT approval for an autonomously moving truck. Thus the race around self-steering trucks comes to the next round. But a few futuristic vehicles will not avoid traffic jams.