Technology

  • Stuttgart, Oct 2, 2015 - On the A8 between Denkendorf and Stuttgart airport Daimler Trucks is today having the world's first series-production truck to operate on an automated basis drive on the motorway. Together with the state of Baden-Württemberg's Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann, Dr Wolfgang Bernhard, Board Member of Daimler AG responsible for Trucks and Buses, is undertaking the maiden journey in the Mercedes-Benz Actros with Highway Pilot system.
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  • Stuttgart, Oct 2, 2015 - Dr Wolfgang Bernhard, the member of the Daimler AG Board of Management responsible for Daimler Trucks and Buses, and Winfried Kretschmann, Minister-President of the state of Baden-Württemberg, made a historic journey today. As driver and co-driver, they piloted the world's first series-production autonomous truck along Autobahn 8 between Denkendorf and Stuttgart. The truck used for the premiere is a standard Mercedes-Benz Actros equipped with the intelligent Highway Pilot system for this test of autonomous driving on public roads.
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  • Stuttgart, May 14, 2012 - A cruise control system that can "see ahead" is about to go live. Predictive Power Control, now available in the new Mercedes-Benz Actros, reduces fuel consumption by an additional three percent. Because the system is familiar with the topography of the road ahead, it is able to respond in a way that will deliver the most fuel-efficient performance. This new driver assistance system really comes into its own when negotiating up- or downhill gradients. As the first GPS-based cruise control system, Predictive Powertrain Control not only intervenes to control speed and braking, but can now also regulate the transmission.
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