Scania has developed a self-driving truck

Scania has developed a self-driving truck

In the company Scania is actively developing and testing the world’s first self-driving dump truck.

5 years ago in Scania division was created Autonomous transport solutions for the study of self-managed modes of transport. During this time was constructed the truck Astator, which was a breakthrough in the field of advanced technologies and changed the picture equipment market in the mining industry.

The ACS replaces the heavy and expensive equipment, and increases safety because workers no longer need to be located directly in hazardous areas. This technique requires minimal investment, thus allowing to reduce the price of 1 ton of cargo. In addition, the active introduction of Scania machinery will reduce personnel costs and infrastructure.

Scania says that their next step is to create a container for ports and transportation.b