Autonomous Driving

  • Stuttgart / Portland, USA, Nov 17, 2022 - Daimler Truck AG today announced the appointment of Joanna Buttler as head of its Global Autonomous Technology Group, effective immediately. In her new role, she leads the company’s global autonomous technology strategy, including vehicle programs, global rollout and partnerships. The goal is to bring autonomous trucks (SAE Level 4) into series production in the U.S. within this decade.
  • Stuttgart, Oct 12, 2022 - In the latest episode of the CEO Podcast "Transportation Matters" of Daimler Truck, Martin Daum speaks with Sherry Sanger, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Chief Marketing Officer at Penske Transportation Solutions, an US-based provider of global transportation services.
  • Stuttgart, Germany / Blacksburg, USA / Portland, USA , Oct 6, 2022 - Celebrating three years of strong collaboration, Daimler Truck and Torc have made significant progress in turning autonomous trucks from an idea into reality. The companies have proven that Torc’s autonomous driving software can safely navigate on highways, surface streets, ramps and turns at controlled intersections.
  • Stuttgart / Portland / Blacksburg, Aug 18, 2022 - Daimler Truck and Torc Robotics announce a change in leadership at Torc that will usher in the next era of growth, product commercialization, and customer focus.
  • Stuttgart / Blacksburg, USA, May 12, 2022 - Effective May 1, 2022 Axel Gern, a long-time Daimler manager and leader in truck automation, takes over responsibility at Torc Robotics heading the recently founded Torc Europe GmbH. Gern has been named senior vice president of engineering and managing director for Torc Europe at the Technology and Software Development Center in Stuttgart, Germany.
  • Stuttgart / Portland / Albuquerque, Apr 12, 2022 - Daimler Truck is a leading OEM in the development of SAE Level 4 (L4) autonomous trucks with critical redundant safety systems. With its independent subsidiary Torc Robotics, Daimler Truck is pushing ahead with the development of autonomous trucking in the United States.
  • Stuttgart/Blacksburg, Apr 6, 2022 - Torc Robotics, an independent subsidiary of Daimler Truck, is opening a technology and software development center in Stuttgart, Germany. Torc is a leader in SAE Level 4 self-driving vehicle software for heavy-duty vehicles.
  • Stuttgart / Portland, Dec 3, 2021 - Daimler Truck is developing a scalable autonomous truck platform that is perfectly suited for SAE Level 4 autonomous driving, including redundancy systems needed to achieve safe and reliable operations.
  • Stuttgart, Oct 13, 2021 - In the current episode of his podcast Transportation Matters, Martin Daum, CEO of Daimler Truck AG, talks with Austin Russell, CEO of Luminar Technologies. Luminar is a U.S. based high-tech specialist in the field of autonomous driving.
  • Stuttgart, Sep 29, 2021 - For the past two years, Daimler Truck and Torc Robotics have intensified their collaboration with their common goal to enable safe deployment of autonomous trucks (SAE Level 4) and shape the future of the trucking and logistics industry at large.
  • Seattle/Blacksburg/Stuttgart, Feb 17, 2021 - Torc Robotics has selected Amazon Web Services (AWS), Inc. as its preferred cloud provider to handle the scale and speed needed for data transfer, storage, and compute capacity as the company prepares to deploy its fleet of next-generation self-driving test trucks in New Mexico and Virginia.
  • Stuttgart, Germany / Palo Alto, CA, U.S., Oct 30, 2020 - Today, Luminar Technologies, Inc., the global leader in automotive lidar hardware and software technology, and the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, Daimler Truck AG, announced a strategic partnership to enable highly automated trucking, starting on highways.
  • Stuttgart, Germany / Mountain View, USA , Oct 27, 2020 - Daimler Trucks and Waymo have signed a broad, global, strategic partnership to deploy autonomous SAE L4 technology.
  • Blacksburg/Stuttgart/Portland, Mar 29, 2019 - Daimler Trucks, a division in the Daimler Group, the inventor of the truck and world’s largest manufacturer of heavy and medium trucks, and Torc Robotics, a pioneer in autonomous driving solutions, are joining forces in a one-of-a-kind combination to commercialize highly automated trucks (SAE Level 4) on U.S. roads.