Autonomous Trucks: From Cool Demo to Real Product

Mar 15, 2022

4:00pm – 5:00pm CT

Autonomous technology has the potential to change transportation and people’s lives for the better. However, many are skeptical or even fearful about what autonomous big rigs could mean for the industry and the public as a whole. At Daimler Trucks North America we believe the path to commercialization of autonomous trucks starts with building trust. As transportation pioneer, Daimler Trucks has been testing autonomous trucks on public roads since 2019 and has teamed up with tech companies like Torc and Waymo to bring this technology into series production. Joanna Buttler, Director, Autonomous Vehicle Program, will highlight why this technology has the power to transform transportation, what it takes to move from prototype to product and why humans are still key to autonomous' success.

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Joanna Buttler

Daimler Trucks North America

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