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Daimler Nixes Platooning, Focuses on Automation

Saying the technology required to make platooning produces very limited reductions in operating cost, Daimler Truck North America has decided to pass on platooning and focus instead on advancing its position in vehicle automation.

Freightliner Says New Cascadia Has First Level 2 Automation in North America

Daimler Trucks North America announced at CES in Las Vegas that it’s now offering what it says is the first Level 2 automated truck in series production in North America with the latest enhancements to the Freightliner new Cascadia. Level 2 automation means the truck is capable of both lateral (steering) and longitudinal (acceleration/deceleration) control.

TuSimple's All-New Autonomous Truck

TuSimple, a startup focusing on the research and development of autonomous trucking technology, showcased their Level 4 autonomous truck at CES 2018 in Las Vegas. This was the company's U.S. debut of its latest L4 trucks, which are slated to hit the roads for testing in Arizona this year.

Ford Adds Mobile Apps to Refreshed SYNC

Ford is unveiling a slew of mobile apps available for its SYNC AppLink that range from minute-by-minute weather updates to safety features to discourage drivers from texting while behind the wheel.