Daimler and Amazon team up to test self-driving trucks

Global heavy truck leader Daimler Trucks announced a partnership with Amazon on Wednesday to help it with its autonomous truck testing campaign. More precisely, it is an agreement with its subsidiary Torc Robotics, a company specializing in vehicle automation software. It will rely on the cloud services of Amazon Web Services, in order to develop a highly automated level 4 driving technology.

Soon tests

The systems developed by AWS would offer “The scalability and speed required for safe and stable transmission, storage and computation of all data collected while driving”, says a press release.

Tests for a next generation of autonomous trucks will be carried out on the streets of New Mexico and Virginia in the United States. These tests should make it possible to bring “Marketing level 4 trucks”, says Michael Fleming, CEO of Torc Robotics, without specifying a date for marketing.

An agreement also with Waymo

Daimler Trucks already signed a global partnership in October 2020 with Waymo, the Alphabet subsidiary, to equip the trucks in the Freightliner Cascadia range with autonomous driving technology in the United States.

The car division of the Daimler AG group, which will be renamed Mercedes-Benz, also joined forces in June 2020 with the American chip and graphics card giant Nvidia to develop computer and artificial intelligence systems for autonomous driving in cars. .

Source: Technos – 01net by www.01net.com.

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