Unmanned truck Mercedes-Benz of the future Part II

December 9, 2014 at 14:40

In order to reduce an aerodynamic drag, mirrors were replaced by cameras that display an image on vertical screens installed inside the cabin. Autopilot system is equipped with radars that scan the space around the vehicle. Two of them are installed at the front and on several sides of the cab. There are also stereo cameras, scanning the road 100 meters ahead and the surrounding space at 45 degrees horizontally and 27 degrees vertically. For stand-alone mode drive system responds called Highway Pilot. Similar technology is used in aviation. Scanners detect the number of rows of the road, pedestrians, stationary and moving objects and are able to read information from road signs. When maneuvering, electronics warns the driver about objects in the dead zone the entire length of the wagon.

Unmanned truck Mercedes-Benz 2025 pics

Unmanned truck Mercedes-Benz 2025 picture

In addition, the electronic systems of the truck “talk” to other cars on the road and infrastructure. So the driver knows in advance about the traffic jams on the route.

Unmanned truck Mercedes-Benz 2025 picture

Unmanned truck Mercedes-Benz 2025 pics

It is noted that the autopilot function only works when driving on motorways and highways. Electronics does not allow a person to violate the rules of the road and reduce the number of accidents involving trucks. In heavy-populated areas will drive the driver.

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