Self-Driving Trucks Pilot Planned by Daimler Company

Self-driving vehicle firm Torc Robotics has agreed to partner with transportation company C.R. England on an autonomous truck pilot.

Torc, an independent subsidiary of Daimler Truck, confirmed the strategic collaboration, which would leverage its fleet of autonomous trucks and C.R. England’s temperature-controlled loads for long-haul travel.

C.R. England is the second carrier to pilot with the Virginia-based firm, following its partnership with Schneider last year, with the new program seeing Torc expand into the refrigerated freight market for the first time…

No specific details about the pilot have been released, other than that initial planning is due to get under way in “mid-2023” with on-road tests promised “soon after.”

The immediate priority is for the tests to deliver insights to help guide the development of the technology as Torc progresses towards commercialization.