Daimler Trucks is creating the Autonomous Technology Group, a global organization for automated driving.
The group will be tasked with creating an overall strategy and implementing the automated driving roadmap, including research and development leading to the production of highly automated trucks, according to Daimler.
The formation of the group is part of Daimler Truck’s global effort to put highly automated trucks on the road within a decade. At CES in January, Daimler announced an investment of more than $570 million to support that effort.
“We are underscoring the importance of highly automated driving for Daimler Trucks, the industry and society as well,” states Martin Daum, member of the board of management of Daimler AG responsible for trucks and buses. “With the new unit, we will maximize the effectiveness of our automated driving efforts and the impact of our investments in this key strategic technology. We will therefore be in the perfect position to put highly automated driving onto the roads, making transportation safer, saving lives and helping trucking companies boost their productivity.”