Daimler Trucks is a pioneer in autonomous driving and has a clear roadmap to deliver fully automated trucks within the decade for the benefit of our customers, and to the benefit of society as a whole. Our ultimate goals are to reduce accidents on our roadways, support the economic engine of our country and the world, and improve the comfort and safety of truck drivers.
Daimler Trucks and Waymo have signed a broad, global, strategic partnership to deploy autonomous SAE L4 technology. Their initial effort will combine Waymo's industry-leading automated driver technology with a unique version of Daimler's Freightliner Cascadia, to enable autonomous driving.
Waymo brings over a decade of experience building the World’s Most Experienced Driver™, having driven over 20 million miles on public roads across 25 U.S. cities and 15 billion miles in simulation. Daimler Trucks North America, Daimler Trucks’ U.S. subsidiary, parent company of the Freightliner brand and the U.S. market leader in commercial vehicle manufacturing, provides their experience in developing state-of-the art Class 8 vehicles.
Both Waymo and Daimler Trucks share the common goal of improving road safety and efficiency for fleet customers. The autonomous Freightliner Cascadia truck, equipped with the Waymo Driver, will be available to customers in the US in the coming years. Waymo and Daimler Trucks will investigate expansion to other markets and brands in the near future.Read More
We are delivering engineering solutions that strive above all to improve road safety while helping our customers improve business efficiencies. This journey is a marathon, not a sprint. Development and deployment of automated trucks takes time, and safety is our top priority.
We strongly believe in collaboration and partnerships to develop, test, and commercialize SAE Level 4 automated technology. We are combining our rich heritage of truck development, manufacturing expertise and infrastructure network with the software expertise of our partners Torc Robotics since 2019 and Waymo since 2020.
Daimler Trucks and Torc Robotics share the same goal to bring highly automated trucks to series production within the decade. Together we have achieved significant progress on our roadmap. The strategic partnership with Waymo complements our dual-strategy approach to work with strong partners to deliver highly automated L4 solutions, and to seamlessly integrate those solutions with our best-in-class trucks to our customers.