17 May '17, 1pm

Volvo Trucks and Renova testing autonomous refuse trucks; driving in reverse

Volvo Trucks and Renova testing autonomous refuse trucks; driving in reverse

Volvo Trucks and Renova testing autonomous refuse trucks; driving in reverse 17 May 2017 Swedish waste management company Renova and Volvo Trucks are currently testing and researching how automated vehicles can contribute to safer, more efficient refuse handling and create a better working environment for drivers. The automated systems being tested are in principle the same as those fitted to the autonomous Volvo truck operating in the Kristineberg Mine in northern Sweden since autumn 2016. The refuse truck relies on a GPS and LiDAR-based system for mapping, positioning and scanning of the area around the vehicle. The autonomous system controls steering, gear changing and speed. The vehicle stops automatically if an obstacle on the road suddenly appears. Driving a heavy commercial vehicle in an urban residential area with narrow streets and vulnerable road users naturally ...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2017/05/20170517-volvotru...

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