Behind the autonomous Freightliner Inspiration Truck wheel

Watch: Behind the autonomous Freightliner Inspiration Truck wheel

Get ready to strap into the Inspiration Truck driver seat and dive into the future of trucking. Fleet Equipment Editor Jason Morgan talks with Richard Howard, Daimler Trucks senior vice president of sales and marketing, about the rapid advancement and adoption of advanced safety systems that aim to make today’s roads safer and lead the charge for futuristic technologies like the autonomous truck.

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