The system uses sensors, radars and cameras placed around the truck to feed the driver information on how to avoid accidents. The steering and braking system can be automatically activated if the driver does not respond to the truck’s suggestions, according to Volvo.
“We have the main components in place, but we need to do a lot more testing in order to make sure that the system is fault-free. If we manage to solve these challenges, a future without truck accidents is within reach,” Almqvist said.
The technology is in the test phase, but the company said it may become a reality with 10 years.
Volvo Trucks started developing the technology in 2010 in collaboration with the car unit and Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden.
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Source: Transport Topics