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Autonomous vehicles for the truck driver of the future

As part of the European DESERVE project, VTT, Iveco Finland and TTS-Kehitys Oy are also developing a new software platform which will bring autonomous driving features to trucks. The truck of the future will sense nearby obstacles and possible safety risks, and inform the driver. The vehicle will also monitor driving behaviour and draw the driver’s attention to possible hazardous situations.

The DESERVE (DEvelopment platform for Safe and Efficient dRiVE) project connects sensors, 3D cameras, in-vehicle cameras, radar and laser scanners through an advanced software platform. With these, the driver can obtain real-time information on obstacles and possible safety risks to help minimise driver error and reduce truck accidents. 

A truck simulator has also been developed to ensure that the test results correspond to what would happen on real roads and can be applied in practice.

The first versions of the systems should be ready for installation in vehicles within two years. 

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Posted Date: August 11, 2015

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