At the Hoover Dam in American State of Nevada, Daimler has put the first autonomous truck on the road. The State of Nevada granted this truck a special licenseplate to help Daimler with further development of this project.
At the Mid American Trucking Show, Daimlers US truck division Freightliner already showed an Innovation Truck, which is now bening labelled as Inspiration Truck. Clearly, the model looks quite spectacular. The secret of the system is the Highway Pilot system, which Daimler developed, and which combines the data from sensors and camera’s to a situation which enables this truck to drive autonomously.
The venue in Nevada differs clearly fromn the event of July last year in Germany. There, a piece of motorway was reserved for an autonomous truck. The Inspiration Truck pictured will be able to take part of everyday traffic, according to Daimler.