Video: Mercedes-Benz is working on a futuristic looking self-driving truck 8 years ago

Video: Mercedes-Benz is working on a futuristic looking self-driving truck

Mercedes-Benz has always been at the forefront of vehicle technology and they're currently working on a self-driving truck that they hope will help to save lives.

Apart from looking like something out of a Terminator movie, the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck has been designed to drive itself on motorways, giving drivers time to relax, recharge and get some paperwork done. The truck won’t be able to navigate inner city streets like Google’s self-driving car, but it will be able to hold it’s own on motorways.

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Here’s a look at what Mercedes-Benz has to say about their exciting project: "In ten years' time, trucks could be driving autonomously on motorways. Transport efficiency will increase, traffic will be safer for all road users, and fuel consumption and CO2 emissions will be further reduced. To do this Mercedes-Benz connects existing assistance systems with enhanced sensors to the ‘Highway Pilot’ system.”