Freightliner produces one millionth Cascadia

Freightliner produces one millionth Cascadia

Introduced in 2007, the Freightliner Cascadia has seen a number of iterations and improvements on the road to 1 million trucks.

Freightliner celebrated a milestone with the production of the 1 millionth Freightliner Cascadia—which Daimler Truck North America says is the first Class 8 truck in North America to reach the seven-figure mark.

DTNA says the Cascadia started as an idea to develop a truck with new aerodynamic, lightweight, and uptime-improving features has since evolved through four generations of the platform. Since its original introduction, DTNA says the Cascadia has improved its fuel efficiency by more than 35%.

DTNA adds that the Cascadia is the foundation for transformative projects at DTNA. As an example, the Cascadia is serving as the vehicle base for the SuperTruck initiative.

Additionally, since launching in 2022, DTNA tells us the battery electric Freightliner eCascadia has driven over 6 million real-world miles with customers across more than 50 fleets in the U.S. And looking even further into the future, DTNA says it also designed an autonomous-ready Cascadia with redundant safety features, which include braking and steering for a truck tailor-made for autonomous driving functionalities and prepared for the integration of any virtual driver. Currently, the autonomous-ready Cascadia is being tested as a self-driving truck in real-world operations by Torc Robotics, an independent subsidiary of DTNA since 2019, setting standards for safety on the road.

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