How do Torc and Daimler Trucks partner on self-driving trucks?

Jan 6, 2024 | Frequently Asked Questions

Daimler and Torc are currently producing an autonomous-ready Freightliner Cascadia, complete with redundant chassis, steering system, braking system, low voltage power net, network communications, and more.

  • Our braking system is designed with fall-back safety mechanisms in place. Featuring multiple brake controllers and a pneumatic backup, this critical piece of equipment and its redundant design ensures that the truck is able to perform its behaviors.
  • Our redundant steering system has several servo motors, which allow lateral control in case of an electronic or hydraulic failure. 
  • Our low voltage power net not only generates the higher power necessary for our controllers, but provides continuous power to all control modules. 
  • And lastly, our secondary communication network provides constant communication between key systems, which are further protected by state-of-the-art cybersecurity requirements.