Explainer: Freightliner's autonomous truck on the drawing board, on the road

May 13, 2015
Following the Las Vegas preview with Daimler executives and the spectacular official unveiling of the Freightliner Inspiration autonomous truck at Hoover Dam, journalists were thoroughly briefed on the thinking behind the tractor and the technology that drives it. Then we went out for a spin.

Following the Las Vegas preview with Daimler executives and the spectacular official unveiling of the Freightliner Inspiration autonomous truck at Hoover Dam, journalists were thoroughly briefed on the thinking behind the tractor and the technology that drives it.

Then we went out for a spin.

The slides here summarize the journey from concept to highway-licensed commercial vehicle.

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Kevin Jones 1 | Editor

Kevin Jones has an odd fascination with the supply chain. As editor of American Trucker, he focuses on the critical role owner-ops and small fleets play in the economy, locally and globally. And he likes big trucks.

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