Daimler and Torc Robotics Deploy Automated Trucks on Public Roads

September 9, 2019
Daimler's autonomous truck on the road.

Daimler Trucks and Torc Robotics are developing and testing automated trucks with SAE Level 4 intent technology on public roads. According to a press release, the deployment on public roads takes place after months of testing and safety validation on a closed track. 

The initial routes are on highways in southwest Virginia. All automated runs require both an engineer overseeing the system, and a trained safety driver. 

Martin Daum, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, said in a press release, “Bringing Level 4 trucks to the public roads is a major step toward our goal to deliver reliable and safe trucks for the benefits of our customers, our economies and society.”

Source: Daimler