Now, many automakers, and not only do they create automatic control systems for their cars. This area has become so developed in a short time, that some countries / states legalized the advent of autonomous cars are on their roads (the most famous example - California, USA).
But what about the truck? In this area, the automatic control system for the car no less, and perhaps even more in demand than in the case of cars.
Following the trend, concern Daimler demonstrated the work of his truck with an autonomous control system, and in the field, on a real road Germany, near Magdeburg. The truck got its own name - Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025.
According to the developers, the automatic control system can cope with driving on roads without a driver, a man at speeds up to 85 km / h. The driver of the car plant itself, and he enters the road. Then the truck to do everything yourself, allowing the driver to rest. Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 passed by the eight-highway, along with 20 third-party car (and passenger and cargo) to simulate real traffic situation.
Truck reacted to slowing down the vehicle in front, reducing / increasing the speed of its own, depending on the behavior of "neighbors". In addition, the robot truck responded to the emergence of "first aid", having moved down to the right lane. "ER", so was able to pursue the path on the left, speed, bandwidth.
By the way, Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 by the steering wheel, to a man, the driver was able to take it over, if necessary.
System for Future Truck 2025 includes developments Mercedes-Benz 2014 S-Class, presented last year
. While this model truck exists in a single copy in the sale of the car is not. Unfortunately, nothing is known about the possible price of the truck. According to experts, the addition of an automatic control system for passenger car increases the price of the car is about 10 thousand US dollars. In the case of the truck, I suppose, that amount should be increased several times.
Of course, for such trucks traveled the roads of Europe, it is necessary to adapt the existing legislation. So far, EU officials are working on adapting laws to the appearance of passenger robotic vehicles (at least in the UK
), on lorries, probably begin to think a little later.