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Daimler started road tests of unmanned trucks

Daimler начала дорожные тесты беспилотных грузовиковMachines communicate among themselves with each using the network vehicle-to-vehicle.

Daimler started road tests of unmanned trucks on U.S. roads, according to the press service of the concern. While the tests involved only two vehicles that are moving convoy on the highway for General use in Oregon.

Machines communicate among themselves with each using the network vehicle-to-vehicle (car-car), which was developed based on Wi-Fi. Technology allows us to respond to changes in the traffic situation for 0.2-0.3 seconds, is far superior than the human reaction.

In addition, the new system allows trucks to travel at a minimum distance from each other. As the company explained, such a distance man-the driver to observe not. The car is able to maintain the rows, applying the brakes and to respond to changes in traffic. In an emergency, the driver can change the controls.

It is expected that the autopilot feature, the truck driver can use only when driving on the highway. In settlements of a Peterbilt to go can not. Electronics will not allow the trucks to deviate from the rules of the road and, consequently, reduce the number of accidents involving trucks.

Previously, the company introduced a system called Highway Pilot, which was also prepared for Autonomous trucks. For correct operation of this technology, it does not require a permanent connection to the Internet. The system includes external sensors, radar and cameras.

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