Have you ever envisioned the world where self-driven trucks exist! Very soon this might become a reality. Accidents in our current world are a product of errant driving, by drivers who disregard traffic rules and regulations at every stop. Human error has been the highest contributor of road fatalities across the globe. However, many companies that deal with truck production are currently doing tests to ascertain whether or not computer systems can be trusted to control the movement of vehicles.
With this new technology, truck companies will surely be able to cut down on large costs. Increased savings on the part of truck operating companies is because computer systems installed in a vehicle will be able to coordinate movement of the automobile on a regular trend thus helping reduce drag. Moreover, moving parts of a self-driven truck will rarely get worn out.
Development of hybrid vehicles using robust sensors will ensure that they can adapt to their environments at the time. Besides, a lidar system will contribute to ensuring that these new trucks will not endanger the lives of human motorists.
Also, this vehicle will operate using a micro-supercomputer. The work of the super-computer is to transmit valuable data from different systems that make a regular truck move and stop. Also, the super-computer will store relevant data about the trucks flight history, information that is important in the development of highly efficient and self-controlled vehicles in future.
Another advantage we ought to experience with self-driven trailers is an increased amount of productivity. Human drivers are frequently constrained to eleven hours of driving since fatigue always sets in. However, a driver-less trailer will be able to utilize almost twenty-four hours of movement each day thus making it able to deliver products before time deadlines.
Also fitted in these vehicles are video cameras, radar, and a box of accelerometers. The radar will help a particular truck company keep a close eye on a given vehicle and can even stop it remotely from their operating headquarters.
Tests are currently on-going so as to perfect on the computer and mechanical systems of these modern marvels. However, commercial production of self-driven trucks is projected to begin in the next five years.