- Daimler (DDAIF) is now rivaling Google, after unveiling a self-driving truck prototype, named Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025. Unlike Google's pod-shaped, two-seat vehicle, Daimler is aiming its driverless technology at freight transport and the trucking industry.
- The truck is intended to hit the market by 2025, although it will have to pass many regulatory and legal hurdles, and poses clashes with freight unions.
- Regarding the level of supervision required for operating the vehicle, Daimler announced "its truck model still requires human oversight while freeing the driver to perform back-office tasks such as handling bookings and billing, or planning future itineraries."
at Zacks.com (Jan 14, 2015)