Mercedes-Benz claims this technology will be viable in a decade.
Questions remain, though, about how long it could take for regulatory measures to be put in place.
Also, some of the technology advertised here would require significant investment in infrastructure to allow the truck to detect traffic conditions and construction well ahead of time.
What do you think of this truck? What do you think of the probability to cross this kind of trucks in the near future?
I'm very excited about the potential for this kind of technology. The fuel savings and efficiency improvements should pay for the technology and allow us to reach economies of scale that will allow this technology to progress to the automobile market. I think increasing traffic density by linking autonomously driven vehicles is an important potential feature of this technology.
I don't know about our law allowing this type of vehicle. The representative on the video said it well. Who ever makes it legal first will be ahead of the rest. That should provide ample incentive for governments to move forward.