Daimler developing driverless technology

|About: Daimler AG (DDAIF)|By:, SA News Editor

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."