Unexpectedly, Mercedes revealed the world’s first autonomous truck last week. The project Future Truck 2025 was established to prove that is technically possible to let trucks find their own way through traffic, without a driver needed. That is, that the driver is no longer the responsible guy for the truck. According to Daimler, the driver becomes a transport manager overlooking what’s happening.
There much to say for such a project, which follows form the numerous driver assisting features a truck is equipped with these days. The autonomous truck has a lot of legal issues to overcome, but when promises of reduced fatalities in traffic can be realised, we are convinced, that by 2025 this way of road transport will become a widely accepted reality.