When you have to drive for a long distance journey, it will affect your physical cautious. If you drive a heavy truck, this condition will not just dangerous to you but also other road users.
Mercedes have developed a new autonomous technology which allow their future truck to be driven with the driver able to take a rest on a long journey. It is equip with Highway Pilot assistance which allow the truck to drive itself at the speed of 85 km/h (52.8 mph)
With autonomous driving, it will also improve fuel efficiency and lower the cost of operation. This “truck of the future” is packed with Predictive Powertrain Control system that uses information about road topography and route characteristics to adjust the operation of powertrain to maximize fuel efficiency.
The trucks can also communicate with each other to travel more closely together and therefore will take up less road space .