The driverless vehicle is becoming a reality. A few years ago imagining a truck without a driver would sound more like a joke. But now these things have become reality.
A driverless lorry has started giving services in public roads in Sweden. The lorry weighs 26tonnes when it is fully packed and does not include any cabin for the driver. The vehicle has been tested by the logistics company DB Schenker and the developer.
However, the driverless vehicle is not completely on its own, the vehicle will be controlled by an operator that will be sitting miles away. The operator will be able to control and supervise the T-pod. Delivering on the public roads with a semi-autonomous lorry and having a permit for that is a major milestone.
The company is expecting to launch 200 such vehicles by the end of the year 2020.