The future of transport: self-driving trucks

Posted by Kevin De Meu on 08/11/2018

Companies like Tesla, Otto and Waymo have been working on autonomous trucks for years. In 2015, the first semi-autonomous truck was placed on the road by Mercedes-Benz. Self-driving trucks are expected to become the norm in the near future, but plenty of steps remain to be taken. The use of self-driving trucks could lead to an estimated $300 billion saving within the industry.

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8 great reasons why route optimization should be your top priority

Posted by Dieter Roman on 05/07/2017

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Routing algorithms affected by Tesla's masterplan

Posted by Reginald Dewil on 09/09/2016


 

Awesome, Tesla released their master plan part II. Work in routing algorithm development seems to be assured given their next steps:

  • heavy-duty electric trucks,
  • high passenger-density transport,
  • full autonomous vehicles and
  • organizing a fleet of autonomous vehicles.
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Self-driving trucks: a game-changer in transport? (part 1)

Posted by Famke De Ro on 25/03/2016

On March 31st, Volvo Trucks Belgium kicks off the first Belgian trial involving self-driving trucks. This initiative will comprise three convoys of two or three trucks each, a concept that has become known as platoons or road trains. As previous test projects in other countries revealed great potential, expectations for the Belgian trial are high. However, given the dense Flemish road network and the high number of motorway junctions, it remains uncertain whether the trial in Belgium will achieve similar benefits.

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