26 septembre 2019

Daimler to invest US$570m in highly automated trucks

Daimler to invest US$570m in highly automated trucks Daimler Trucks has revealed plans to invest €500m (US$570m) as part of a global push to bring highly automated trucks (SAE level 4) to the road within a decade. Highly automated (level 4) driving is characterized as automated travel in defined areas and between defined hubs without any expectation that a user will respond to a request to intervene. Highly automated trucks offer enormous advantages in many areas. They enhance safety in traffic thanks to a redundancy of systems... [Lire la suite]

09 août 2019

Autonomous Trucks Could Radically Transform U.S. Logistics Within a Decade

Autonomous Trucks Could Radically Transform U.S. Logistics Within a Decade A new report predicts fully autonomous trucks being used in regular operations in little more than a decade. (Above) Test trucks run in a truck platoon on a closed course for evaluation purposes earlier this year. Eight years. That’s how long McKinsey & Company, a global logistics think tank based in the United States and Europe, predicts it will be before autonomous trucks with no humans on board could be routinely running routes in North America. ... [Lire la suite]
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29 janvier 2019

One of the biggest problems facing self-driving trucks has little to do with the technology

One of the biggest problems facing self-driving trucks has little to do with the technology The technology for autonomous trucks already exists, but the law hasn't caught up.Tony Avelar/AP   Tesla, Otto, and other tech firms are developing autonomous trucks. Legal experts and trucking analysts worry that current liability laws aren't adapting to self-driving trucks. Current laws don't allow a truck manufacturer to be sued if it designed or manufactured a truck that kills someone. read more... [Lire la suite]
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25 septembre 2018

Self-driving, 416-ton trucks are hauling raw materials around Australia

Self-driving, 416-ton trucks are hauling raw materials around Australia Self-driving trucks have begun to hit the roads in the United States, but they’re already hard at work in Australia. British mining company Rio Tinto has 73 autonomous behemoths transporting iron ore 24 hours a day in West Angelas, Australia, across four job sites, according to MIT Tech Review. The autonomous fleet is roughly 15% cheaper than one with human drivers. The trucks, made by Japanese manufacturer Komatsu, weigh... [Lire la suite]
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