Daimler Trucks On-highway Platooning Demonstration

Daimler Trucks' Highway Pilot Connect allows up to 10 trucks to link up as a platoon, running with just 15 meters between them in a semi-autonomous mode, meaning drivers can sit back with hands off the steering wheels as the system takes car of steering, throttle control and braking.

This live demonstration on an active German autobahn during the middle of a weekday shows how three trucks form into a platoon and how they react when another vehicle cuts between them or when the platoon changes lanes.

For more on the Highway Pilot Connect system and Daimler's vision for the connected truck.

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