KEY POINTS
  • Daimler is taking a majority stake in U.S. autonomous robotics firm Torc Robotics.
  • Torc is one of several firms developing and road testing technology for autonomous trucks.
  • Neither company will disclose how much Daimler plans to invest or what percentage of Torc the German company will own.
Torc Robotics challenged its Asimov self-driving software system by driving multiple routes in the Blacksburg. Virginia area during a snowstorm.

German automaker Daimler, the sales leader of Class 8 tractor-trailer semis, is taking a majority ownership stake in U.S. autonomous vehicle technology firm Torc Robotics, Daimler said Friday.

Neither company will disclose how much Daimler plans to invest or what percentage of Torc the German company will own.