The proposed Autonomous construction of a trolley bus from Mercedes
The main claim to environmentally friendly transport — a constant reference to the contact network, which, frankly, spoils the urban landscape.
In addition, there is another attack — a very complex and maintenance-intersections and arrows on the wires. In the same Germany trolleybuses until recently worked in 74 cities, and today only three: Eberswalde, Esslingen and Solingen. In the world, however, such cities 305 of them in Europe — 149.
In General, the Germans decided to rectify the situation. Talking about the project of the University in Zwickau called eBus Skorpion. The researchers intend to make the trolley more flexible form of transportation with large-capacity batteries.
But you need to teach them to connect automatically to a contact network where it is. After all, if the trolley on the course themselves let down and, most importantly, raised their trolleys — it could revive interest in them. Especially since the batteries they now can drive offline action!
But to get the “arc” just-in wire at a distance of 6 meters, so even if at an angle, pretty hard. Therefore, we created a control system with cameras for sight. On the trolley while that is not very similar, but if the technique of the work…