truck cabin A new Mercedes-Benz Actros semi-autonomous haulage truck cabin, manufactured by Daimler AG, stands on stage at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Hanover, Germany, on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (Photo: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg)

Daimler AG will start sales of a U.S. truck able to brake, accelerate and steer at all speeds on its own this year, a stepping stone to more automation as growing internet shopping strains freight companies battling driver shortages.

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