Self-driving trucks in customer operations are nothing new, but the Scania AXL does not have a cab and that’s a game changer. The company built upon an existing chassis, and is powered by a biodiesel engine. Unlike its manned counterpart, the AXL utilizes seven cameras, multiple radars, and a laser to help it navigate its environment. Read more for two videos and additional information.
For self-driving vehicles, software is much more important than hardware in many aspects. Scania AXL uses an intelligent control environment for steering and monitoring. In mines, the autonomous operations are expedited by a logistics system that tells the vehicle how it should perform.
With the Scania AXL concept truck, we are taking a significant step towards the smart transport systems of the future, where self-driving vehicles will play a natural part. We continue to build and pilot concepts to demonstrate what we can do with the technology that is available today,” said Scania’s President and CEO Henrik Henriksson.