Self-driving trucks in the limelight!

Autonomous trucks serving road safety

March 28th, 2017 | Innovation

Courtesy from Mercedes

Safety is everyone's business, and many road accidents are caused by heavy goods vehicles. The European challenge "Truck Platooning" highlights the many changes Truck Industry is facing. By 2030, trucks that are 100% self-sufficient should have a place in the trucking market of goods around the world. 

TOWARDS A VIRTUAL REVOLUTION  

New technologies are at the service of the transport industry's sector, and the freight transport industry is no exception. The simulation of optical sensors and LIDARs enable road freight transport to meet the technological challenges associated with autonomous driving. Virtual reality, for its part, encourages the reduction of costs related to logistics and truck maintenance

A REDUCED ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT  

Ecology is also an inevitable subject when talking about the world of transport. How to ensure cleaner and more efficient freight transport? If hybrid trucks are a response, OPTIS also makes it possible to virtually simulate the production line of tomorrow's trucks, as well as manipulating and testing them in real time. By taking over physical prototyping, the ecological footprint is considerably reduced and allows manufacturers to launch their products faster on the market. In addition, high-performance driving simulators enable to virtually test the reliability and safety of autonomous vehicles, as well as the performance of their exterior lighting avoiding road tests, which are costly both for the company and the environment. 

 

OPTIS AT THE INTERNATIONAL VDI CONFERENCE AUTONOMOUS TRUCKS 2017 

Technological innovations expected in the service of truck autonomy will play a growing role in tomorrow's transport sector. Meet OPTIS at the International VDI Conference Autonomous Trucks 2017 to learn how optical simulation and Virtual Reality will meet the security challenges of tomorrow.

 

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