Recently, Daimler has just outed a demo video of its self-driving truck in which the automaker called Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 on Germany’s autobahn.
The Future Truck will utilize the automaker’s called Highway Pilot which will enable drivers to switch control of the vehicle’s auto-pilot system and ride hands-free as a passenger. For the truck to autonomously drive on its own, the Highway Pilot system uses combination of vehicle-to-vehicle communication through WiFi that has a range of 1,640 ft and combinations of all-side mounted radars in far-close range as well a front stereo camera situated just under the windshield.
As the moniker implied, the system is said to be drove on roads by 2025, however, laws to have autonomous vehicles onto highways should be enacted to get started. But accordingly, if the developments can’t wait till 2025, the company might release it as early as possible —-a city in England has plans to roll-out “100 self-driving cars for public use next year, and in California the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles has approved autonomous car tests set to begin in September.”
“If the legislative framework for autonomous driving can be created quickly, the launch of the Highway Pilot is conceivable by the middle of the next decade,” according from Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard a member of Daimler’s board of management.