Daimler to bring self-driving trucks to the road with America’s Torc Robotics

The commercial vehicle arm of Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler on Friday announced it acquired a majority stake in Torc Robotics, a company based in Blacksburg, Virginia, developing self-driving systems for multiple vehicle categories, ranging from SUVs to 300-ton mining trucks. The deal, which is still subject to approval, will see Torc move into the potentially lucrative goods transport sector by working with the local arm of Daimler Trucks and Buses, Daimler Trucks North America, to develop a Level 4 self-driving system for use on semi-trailer trucks sold in the United…

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