Daimler, being the German multinational automotive corporation that it is, officially introduced its autonomous truck — the Freightliner Inspiration — in “record-setting fashion,” according to Truck News.
Following the Obama Administration’s strict new emissions standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, federal regulators listened to testimony from industry leaders and environmental groups to determine the best possible way to implement the rules in order to reduce pollution and save fleets money. One of the primary concerns that surfaces was the timeframe.
Do you think speed limiters will make roads safer? What are the pros and cons?
If you’re currently working in the trucking industry, then you’re likely aware of the buzz surrounding the U.S. Department of Transportation’s proposed rulemaking about mandatory speed limiters on heavy trucks. The idea to curb the legal speed limit of trucks comes in response to a 2006 petition from the American Trucking Associations and Roadsafe America.
“Workhorse (formerly AMP Electric Vehicles) is an American company based in Loveland, Ohio, and its new UAE, a 30-pound octocopter with a maximum air speed of 50 miles per hour, launches from a truck rather than a warehouse (think: Google and Amazon here) to deliver a package to your home.” – C.O.