We are living in the 21st century and have not invented self driving or exactly hover cars yet. But there is also a good news that a world known vehicle company Mercedes-Benz is going to introduce Mercedes-Benz Future Truck.
Hopefully it would not remain a concept in the next few years because many auto engineers have revealed prototypes with autonomous technology and Mercedes-Benz is taking it step forward.
Daimler (parent company of Mercedes-Benz) has just announced the planning to launch a self-driving truck by 2025. They named it Mercedes-Benz Future Truck, and it could bring revolution to freight distributing safely and more efficiently while lowing fuel consumption.
This Future Truck will use four radar sensors and two cameras to transmit information to the systems for adaptive cruise control like automatic braking, stability control and lane-keeping assistance.
As of right now the truck can drive itself at up to 55 mph speed, but it will be enhanced until the technology is ready to give the truck the ability to change the lanes itself. The Future Truck recently completed a drive on a section of the A14 autobahn in Germany, where the truck drove at the speed up to 50 mph in front of media, government's officials and investors.
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“Autonomous driving will revolutionize road freight transport and create major benefits for everyone involved,” stated by the member of Daimler’s Board of Managements Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard who's responsible for Daimler Buses and Trucks.
“With the 2025 Future Truck, Daimler Trucks is once again highlighting its pioneering role in innovative technologies and opening up a new era in truck transport.”