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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10 questions to scope your route optimization project

Posted by Dieter Roman on 17/03/2017

 

 

To get what you want, you need to accurately define. These 10 questions lead you to better understand your business needs for your route optimization project, and helps you break them down into detailed, specific requirements that everyone agrees on.

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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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Legal hurdles to overcome in truck platooning (part 2)

Posted by Famke De Ro on 01/04/2016

The first Belgian trial involving self-driving trucks will take place from 31 March to 6 April 2016. The project is an initiative of Volvo Trucks Belgium and will comprise three convoys of two or three trucks each. This concept has become known as ‘platooning’, a term that originated in the US. Although platooning seems very promising in terms of efficiency and environmental friendliness, a number of obstacles must first be overcome before self-driving trucks can really make their debut on our roads.


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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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