DUSSELDORF, GERMANY — Daimler Trucks Monday unveiled the Highway Pilot Connect, a truck platooning system that has already been approved for use in a limited area in Germany, while its Highway Pilot autonomous driving system has been approved for use throughout the country.
The company says the new platooning system offers up to 7% lower fuel consumption and correspondingly lower CO2 emissions, plus only half of the previously required traffic space
Watch: In the cab of the Freightliner Inspiration TruckDaimler originally unveiled the Highway Pilot in Germany in 2014 in a demonstration as part of its Future Truck 2025 initiative. They followed up in 2015 with the Freightliner Inspiration Truck in North America, and then put the Highway Pilot into a standard Mercedes-Benz Actros.
Highway Pilot Connect is the next step.