The Freightliner Inspiration Autonomous Truck

With all the recent hype surrounding autonomous trucks thanks to companies such as Otto, Embark and Starsky Robotics, it’s easy to forget that Daimler Trucks North America was the first to hit the highways with an autonomous vehicle, the Freightliner Inspiration truck. Here is a look at that vehicle, which debuted in 2015.


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Brian Straight

Brian Straight covers general transportation news and leads the editorial team as Managing Editor. A journalism graduate of the University of Rhode Island, he has covered everything from a presidential election, to professional sports and Little League baseball, and for more than 10 years has covered trucking and logistics. Before joining FreightWaves, he was previously responsible for the editorial quality and production of Fleet Owner magazine and Brian lives in Connecticut with his wife and two kids and spends his time coaching his son’s baseball team, golfing with his daughter, and pursuing his never-ending quest to become a professional bowler.