Daimler Trucks, the undisputed market leader in its specific segment in North America presents new flagship: Freightliner Cascadia, the truck setting top standards in terms of connectivity and fuel efficiency, thanks to new aerodynamic features and advanced powertrain components.
The Freightliner Cascadia was presented in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It took a $300 million investment, 800 engineers and 5 years of research and development to bring it into the world.
412,000 units have been sold since the launch of the Cascadia back in 2007, a figure that turns it into the best-selling Class 8 truck in the NAFTA region and makes Daimler Trucks the biggest truck producer in the U.S. and Canada.
“Our new Freightliner is the most connected truck we have ever built. It proves the consistent way in which the technology strategy of Freightliner has developed in the U.S. Already today, more than 180,000 of our trucks in North America are online.”, said Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, member of the Daimler AG board responsible for Trucks and Buses.
Martin Daum, President and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America added: “The new Cascadia is more than an update of past successes. It pushes fuel efficiency, connectivity, and safety technology to a new level.”
Significant fuel savings was a top priority for the engineers’ squad. Therefore, they developed an aerodynamic shape that would increase fuel efficiency.
Daimler Trucks is the company giving the American customers a powertrain made up of the company’s own engines, transmissions and axles, making the success of the Detroit power train simply phenomenal.
The Freightliner is the most connected truck ever, using well-proven features such as the Virtual Technician remote diagnostic service. The system sends a technical snapshot of the engine’s status to the Customer Service Center each time the warning lights turn on in order for the malfunction to be identified and solved. Identifying behaviors, trends and key insights on fuel consumption and safety performance data, costs are reduced and operating times increased across the fleet.
The Freightliner Cascadia is also the safest truck in the world, featuring brand new safety technologies. Full LED system ensures a wide field of view at nighttime and poor weather conditions. It also integrates safety systems includes Active Brake Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Departure Warning. The new Freightliner Cascadia will be available from January 2017 on.