NEWS COMMENTARY

Daimler and Waymo partner for autonomous trucking work

Published:
October 29, 2020
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Partnership
by Lewie Roberts
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Daimler Trucks will design and develop a custom Freightliner chassis for Waymo to integrate its AV stack into. The initial announcement does not indicate any kind of pilot scale, but clients should recognize that Daimler previously acquired Torc Robotics to develop autonomous trucks. It's likely that Torc and Daimler have made some progress in autonomous truck development and will build upon it with Waymo, which has far more resources and experiences on the autonomy front. Clients should monitor the partnership for any results, as a number of other AV companies ranging from Aurora to TuSimple are also vying to be the main AV provider for trucking.

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