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Mercedes-Benz Trucks launches Level 2 automation programme on local roads

2 July 2021

Mercedes-Benz Trucks is set to launch an Australian and New Zealand validation programme for an Actros that can help steer itself. The active drive assist technology will be showcased at the upcoming Brisbane Truck Show. It enables SAE Level 2 partially automated driving capability which is a first for New Zealand heavy trucks

The Mercedes-Benz Trucks validation programme will consist of 20 trucks, including five units in New Zealand and 15 units in Australia. The trucks will operate with a wide range of customer fleets, clocking up substantial kilometres on various roads across both countries.  

The active drive assist system helps to steer the truck and keep it in the centre of its lane, although the driver is still required to hold the steering wheel.

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Source: Transport Talk | Image credit: Mercedes-Benz

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