Understandably, the idea of self- driving large trucks has garnered tremendous attention throughout the coronavirus pandemic and its reverberations through the supply chain. One of the major players in the automated freight realm believes in that long-term road map but intends to take an important interim step.
Plus will launch a driver-assist product this year that keeps humans in control but supports their driving habits and helps them save fuel.
The company intends to commercially deploy its driver-assist systems during the second quarter in partnership with FAW Group, the largest Chinese truck manufacturer. Shortly thereafter, company officials say their technology will reach U.S. roads.
Many companies believe that systems that keep humans in the driving loop are so distinct from autonomous ones, in which humans never have a role, that their development cannot be commingled.