German citizens hope for more safety and environmental protection through autonomously driving cars. But the reality looks still different.
The first autonomously driving cars could roll over the highways in just over seven years. While the developers make technically fast progress, there are still many legal gaps.
The industry association Bitkom claims that most Germans see very big chances for artificial intelligence (AI) in vehicles.
Under the motto “ Commercial vehicles – networked and efficient in the future”, commercial vehicle professionals will have the opportunity to learn about the latest trends and future technologies at the DEKRA-organized Zukunftskongress für kommerzielle Nutzfahrzeuge 2017 (Future Congress for Commercial Vehicles) on November 7 and 8, 2017.
Our guest author Christoph Becker informs about the dangers of ghost parking – and the penalties for illegal parking.
Scania is testing the autonomous column driving – platooning – between two harbor terminals in Singapore. As soon as the vehicles are adapted to the local conditions, four trucks should be driven close together. Other truck manufacturers are also planning their first practice tests.
While the commercial vehicle industry is pushing forward the highly automated driving, the transport and logistics sector remains skeptical. This even starts with the use of software.
For years the truck manufacturer Scania is testing the so-called platooning – a column of trucks driving very closely spaced. At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at the end of February Scania and the telecommunications company Ericsson announced jointly to continue optimizing the networking of trucks.