April 25, 2024

Unmanned truck successfully completed its first off-road ride

Unmanned truck successfully completed its first off-road ride

Having traveled 4,500 km on various types of roads without incident, the L4 truck was the first unmanned vehicle in the world to successfully deliver valuable cargo on the road.

A commercial refrigerator drove out of Tulare, California, and offline brought 18 tons of butter to Quakertown, PA.

Over the course of the three-day trip, his itinerary took him not only on expressways and motorways, but also on dirt roads, winding mountain trails, sections under repair and through long tunnels.Rain, Snow and Dark Timedays did not become a reason for stopping the movement.

The unmanned system was developed by Plus.ai, which collaborates with commercial perishable goods carriers to help them compensate for the shortage of young drivers.

For navigation, the unmanned truck L4 equippedan impressive array of sensors, an on-board computer with deep learning algorithms, technologies for simultaneous positioning and mapping.

Unmanned truck successfully completed its first off-road ride

Developers expect that unmanned systems will not only become the future of commercial cargo transportation, but also help reduce mortality and injuries on the roads.

To improve the safety of pedestrians with headphones, engineers recently developed a sound alert system when vehicles are approaching.

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