2014 | Daimler – Shaping Future Transportation

Daimler did it! 40t driving autonomously at 85 km/h.


450 international journalists and representatives of the German business press witnessed the world’s first autonomous drive of a truck.


Embedded in a realistic convoy of 23 motor vehicles part of the autobahn yet to be opened up to public traffic close to Magdeburg, Germany.


The journalists experienced simulated traffic situations, such as stop & go, sudden traffic jam, corridor for emergency vehicles and stranded vehicle.

The presentation of the truck was bookended by a technology congress focusing on the topics:

Efficiency, safety and connectivity.

High-ranking speakers from politics, science and research complemented a large number of internal Daimler experts.