For the first time, a self-driving truck successfully completes an off-road journey

Driverless Truck now doing 650 Mile route through America, threatens Truck Drivers Jobs

For the first time, a self-driving truck successfully completes an off-road journey

After driving 4500 km on various types of roads without incident, the L4 truck became the first self-driving vehicle in the world to successfully deliver valuable cargo off-road..

A commercial refrigerator leaves Tulare, California, and autonomously transports 18 tons of butter to Quakertown, PA.

During the three-day trip, his route ran not only along expressways and highways, but also along dirt roads, winding mountain trails, repaired sections and through long tunnels. Rain, snow and dark hours of the day did not become a reason for stopping traffic.

The unmanned system was developed by Plus.ai, which partners with commercial perishable cargo carriers to help compensate for the shortage of young drivers..

For navigation, the L4 unmanned truck has been equipped with an impressive array of sensors, an on-board computer with deep learning algorithms, simultaneous positioning and mapping technologies..

Developers expect drone systems to not only become the future of commercial trucking, but also help reduce road traffic injuries..

To improve the safety of pedestrians with headphones, engineers recently developed a sound warning system for approaching vehicles..

text: Ilya Bauer, photo: Plus.ai