SÖDERTÄLJE, Sweden, Feb. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Scania has been granted permission by the Swedish Transport Company to check self-driving vans on the E4 motorway between Södertälje and Jönköping. The assessments will happen in collaboration with TuSimple, which is a pacesetter within the growth of autonomous autos and a key companion in Scania’s and TRATON group’s funding on this subject.
The vans will enter industrial service with the Scania Transport Laboratory and can be loaded with items for Scania’s manufacturing operations. The assessments will cowl know-how based on stage 4 on the 5-point SAE scale for self-driving autos, which signifies that the vans are pushed autonomously however for security causes are supervised by a driver. A take a look at engineer can even be on board throughout Scania’s assessments with the duty of monitoring and verifying the knowledge which is transmitted to the truck from the sensors that allow autonomous driving.
“In each the US and China, assessments are already underway of vans based on Stage 4 on public roads, however so far as I do know Scania is the primary in Europe to check the know-how on a motorway and with payload,” says Hans Nordin, who’s liable for the Hub2hub challenge.
Later this yr, Scania plans to increase the assessments to cowl your entire route between Södertälje and Helsingborg.
“Within the coming years, we additionally count on to have the ability to take a look at the know-how in different European nations and in China,” says Nordin.
Scania has been testing self-driving vans for mining transportation in Australia since 2017.
“The expertise gained from these assessments reveals that autonomous autos can develop into a actuality in just some years for transportation in closed areas equivalent to mines and terminals,” says Nordin.
Based on Nordin, so-called Hub2hub transportation – driving on the motorway between reloading centres – is the primary sort of transportation on public roads the place self-driving vans can develop into a actuality.
“We have now come up to now within the growth of self-driving autos that the know-how could also be able to be launched to the market already throughout the subsequent 5 years for this sort of transportation. Nonetheless, it is going to take longer earlier than autonomous autos for driving on roads with two-way site visitors and in city environments turns into a actuality,” concludes Nordin.
Scania’s companion TuSimple – with its headquarters in San Diego, US, and with amenities in Tucson, Shanghai and Beijing – since its basis in 2015 has carried out tens of millions of kilometres of assessments on motorways to develop the self-driving know-how for automation stage 4. The corporate is presently thought-about to be the chief within the subject.
A movie concerning the take a look at is on the market on Scania’s YouTube channel:
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