Without a pilot and on gas: Scania showed the transport system of the future

Swedish auto giant Scania has unveiled its version of a fully self-driving truck. Previously, the manufacturer had already "experimented" with autonomous vehicles, but in previous models there was still a driver who could take control at any time.

The new truck, named Scania AXL, completely eliminates human intervention and does not even have a cab. Instead, an intelligent module is located at the front of the car.

Equipped with all the necessary sensors (radars, lidars), cameras and a GPS receiver, the AXL model is fully unmanned. However, its autonomy is still not enough for driving on public roads.

But for quarries and closed construction sites, it is an ideal transport option. These facilities are well monitored, and a digital logistics system can take over the autonomous operations.

Scania AXL is built on a modular system that has already proven its worth. The power plant is an in-line six-cylinder Scania OC13, adapted to work on SNG biogas, which is obtained in Europe in the process of processing coal, oil and biomass.

According to Scania Executive President Henrik Henriksson, the AXL brings the company a lot closer to the intelligent transportation systems of the future, where such drones will play a leading role.
  • Photos used: https://www.scania.com/
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  1. sharp-lad Offline sharp-lad
    sharp-lad (Oleg) 2 November 2020 20: 31
    It remains only to decide where to send the drivers.
    1. Semyon Semyonov_2 (Semyon Semyonov) 3 November 2020 08: 48
      I will not speak, you yourself know. ((
  2. Semyon Semyonov_2 (Semyon Semyonov) 3 November 2020 08: 48
    bomb................................................. ........)
  3. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 3 November 2020 13: 46
    Today there is not a single computer that is not buggy. There is no reliable remote control method. Today, either a radio channel or GPS is used for remote control, but both methods do not provide 100% reliability. So today electronic systems are not able to replace a person in transport management. I'm not even talking about difficult situations on the road, when, in order to avoid an accident, a person gives way to someone who violates traffic rules. Whether the machine will be able to respond flexibly to such threats is a big question. Today, all these prototypes of self-driving cars are just very expensive toys. When they will be brought to mind and whether they will be able to do it at all, the big question is. I remember trying to build a submarine almost in antiquity ...