Daimler, Torc Robotics See Path to Autonomous Trucking as Marathon

One year after Daimler Trucks purchased a majority share in U.S.-based Torc Robotics to develop Level 4 autonomous trucks, efforts have accelerated to bring out highly automated trucks within the decade, company executives said.

At the same time, they are pushing Tier 1 suppliers for even more advanced safety technologies.

Also, it was announced that Daimler’s Autonomous Technology Group will build a center in Albuquerque, N.M., to support testing and provide data for more use cases of next-generation vehicles on public roads beginning this fall.