equipment

Cameras in place of rearview mirrors: Daimler asks DOT to allow it

Citing it as a way to improve aerodynamics and gain more flexibility in creating new technologies, Daimler Trucks North America, parent company of Freightliner and Western Star, has petitioned the U.S. DOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asking it to allow camera-monitor systems as a compliance alternative to rearview mirrors.

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Peterbilt introduces ‘stepping stone to autonomous driving’

Peterbilt showcased its Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) during a Technology Showcase Friday at Texas Motor Speedway.

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Changing Gear: Team-ups from Wabash-Aurora, Kenworth-Meritor and Eaton, Peterbilt-Bendix

Trailers from top-flight manufacturers tend to last a while, and trailer maker Wabash National recently announced a collaboration with a leading aftermarket supplier to make sure its trailers can carry your loads as long as possible. The company has signed a five-year deal with Aurora Parts & Accessories to be the exclusive supplier of all aftermarket parts for the company’s dry van, refrigerated van and platform trailers sold under the brand names Wabash National, Transcraft ...

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Volvo making push to increase fuel efficiency, improve connectivity

Better fuel economy, platooning and vehicle-to-vehicle connectivity are the next steps in trucking's equipment evolution, Volvo said last week.

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Video: Riding in Freightliner’s autonomous truck, how drivers interact with autonomous features

Freightliner unveiled North America’s first state-licensed autonomous truck earlier this month at a press event in Las Vegas. Overdrive had the chance to ride in the truck, the Inspiration, last week following the truck's debut.

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Self-driving truck launch: Drivers still required, Freightliner says

Photos, videos and tweets from Freightliner's world premiere of its Inspiration self-driving truck and a test drive of its SuperTruck, unveiled earlier this year.

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Photos, video: Freightliner’s introduction of U.S.’ first autonomous truck

Photos and video of Freightliner's self-driving truck, unveiled this week.

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Freightliner unveils first U.S.-legal autonomous truck

Freightliner Trucks unveiled May 5 in Las Vegas the first road-legal self-driving truck for the North American market.

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Freightliner increasing medium- and severe-duty truck production at N.C. plant

Daimler Trucks North America has announced it plans to sharply increase production and employment levels at its Mt. Holly, N.C., truck manufacturing plant over the next three months.

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Kenworth adds keyless entry system to T680, T880 trucks

Kenworth has announced a remote, keyless entry system available for its T680 and T880 trucks. There are also retrofit kits available for existing models of these trucks.

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