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Automated Trucking Levels Up
Introduction of Active Steering Control Is Next Milestone for Self-Driving Trucks.
After several years of fanfare and debate over when and how self-driving commercial vehicles would reach the market, early forms of this technology are beginning to become an option in new trucks.
The first trucks equipped with automated steering features soon will enter production, advancing the trucking industry to a new stage of driver-assistance technology.
Level 2 automation, as defined by SAE International, means the system can automate acceleration, braking and lateral movement under certain conditions, but still requires the driver to remain fully engaged at all times.
In the near future, Daimler Trucks North America will provide active steering as an option in Freightliner Cascadia models equipped with its Detroit Assurance 5.0 suite of camera- and radar-based safety technology.