Big-truck makers have been touting the potential for platooning as one way to introduce autonomous driving in the over-the-road commercial-vehicle sector, but a top engineer for Daimler says his company may be turning away from the concept even as testing continues. The platooning concept envisions several cargo-carrying heavy-duty trucks following each other in close proximity, resembling a string of on-road boxcars. The lead truck would be driven by a human driver, while the trailing ...

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