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Photos: Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025

HANNOVER, Germany.  With Daimler Truck's Wolfgang Bernhard behind the wheel, the self-driving Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 made a dramatic entry rolling into an airport hanger here for its introduction at an international press conference.  The concept truck integrates a range of new and existing technologies to create a heavy truck capable of fully autonomous operation from a full stop up to highway speeds.

Already run in tests on a German highway, Future Truck 2025 combines “art and engineering,” Bernhard said. Technical highlights include a combination of radar and cameras that create full forward and side sensing of both moving and stopped objects. Tying those integrated sensors into the steering, engine and braking systems creates a truck “that always knows what’s in front and on the side and knows how to respond,” according to the company.

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