Could the truck of the future be driven by computer control to reduce traffic congestion? Will the “trains” of trucks follow each other down the highway, synced-up with sensors and GPS controls?
According to Radio Amsterdam, the truck technology for automatically controlled trucks, or ACTs, is under development at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.
The way ACTs would stay together while riding or breaking is through sensors implated in the road, radar sensors to calculate distance and GPS tracking. Automatic systems would accelerate or slow down the truck faster than a human driver.
There is still a lot of work to be done to perfect the technology, so it will be some time before ACTs are hauling freight.
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