Large commercial vehicles for driving rolled goods by road have evolved over the last 30 years dramatically following the aim of providing effective solutions for driving, to improve machine performance and platforms and to ensure the safety of any merchandise. It is full of developments underway process, the truck is still constantly changing, growing in performance. The question that we can ask is how will that truck in the future.
In this line, one of the most daring visionary answers controvertidas- -and offered in September 2014 the German firm Daimler Trucks in the Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover, Germany.
The manufacturer believes that around 2025 have already introduced two major changes that will change decisively road transport, new engine systems and fully automated driving.
The first variable, the motorization, as up to now affect fuel consumption, engine performance and its contaminant signature. Hybrid vehicles on the immediate horizon, electric trucks in the longer term, transport driven by fission or hydrogen fuel cells without commercial application schedule planned for commercial vehicles.
The second major change from the big road vehicles would be driving full automation of both, trucks and other minor driverless transport circulate in the line where you are working some car manufacturers like Ford, which already It has a policy to test their prototypes in real scenarios, on the streets and in the cities.
The same Daimler says its prototypes have already circulated by the German A14 motorway at a constant speed of 80 kilometers per hour, and real driver around traffic.
If we are to believe the prophecies of Daimler, future truck will not travel in their cabins to three meters above the asphalt, but managed not one but several transports automated booths located in its own distribution companies. How will that affect labor supply? You will have to be.
But how is that of the autonomous movement? The principle is simple, a radar system with sensors on vital parts of the vehicle provide the control system monitored real-time and in good time to make decisions about speed, speed, steering or braking to ensure safe driving.
So will the road transport in just under half a generation. Would resolve what to do with special lines, such as dangerous goods, which would be the vulnerability of those transports that circulate alone on routes or what may pose to coordinate heavy vehicles on the roads so that it would facilitate circulation as an integrated system.
The truck of the future is seeking passage.