Freightliner Inspiration Self-Driving Truck

May 7, 2015

Category: Rides

Truckers often work crazy long hours in the pursuit of bringing 200 cases of Spam to your local supermarket. If we could make their jobs safer, and thus the highways of America safer as well, wouldn’t it be worth the fright we might feel when seeing no one behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler?

Developed by engineers of Daimler trucks and based on Freightliner’s Cascadia model, the Freightliner Inspiration is indeed an autonomous tractor-trailer, capable of driving itself thanks to its highway pilot system featuring a bevy of intelligent radar sensors, a stereo camera, adaptive cruise control, and lane-keeping and collision-prevention technology. It’s already been tested for 10,000 miles in Papenburg, Germany (thanks for being the guinea pig, guys!), and the self-driving function gets triggered once the vehicle is safely on the highway. Fellow motorists will be able to tell when the driver is live or Memorex, as exterior lighting shines blue in autonomous mode and white in standard mode. A detachable monitor lets the driver keep tabs on everything that’s happening as he kicks back to relax.

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