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Self-driving trucks, following each other

Daimler's system Highway Pilot Connect allows self-driving trucks to travel in convoy, saving fuel and road space.

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Truckers can use Highway Pilot Connect to link up through WLAN to form a platoon or convoy. The system guides the self-driving tractor trailer rigs into a line with at least 15 meters between them. Driving in each others' slipstreams not only saves fuel; it also reduces the total road area taken up by the trucks. The autonomous driving technology also takes some of the strain off the trucker. Drive it! hops into the cab to check out the new technology first-hand.