Peterbilt Showcases Autonomous Assist Driving Technology on Model 579 Concept Truck

Very Exciting News, Advanced technologies capable of autonomous driving to complement vehicle operators was demonstrated on a Peterbilt Model 579 concept truck during the ITS World Congress in Detroit this week.   “The autonomous truck of the future is an extension of existing, individual systems already available for today’s commercial vehicles,” said Bill Kahn, Peterbilt Principal Engineer and Manager of Advanced Concepts. “The vehicle we demonstrated during the ITS World Congress showcases how these technologies can integrate to provide the next generation of advanced cruise control and automation features. Heavy-duty trucks are an ideal platform for automated operation because, compared to motorists, commercial vehicles travel a majority of their miles on modern highways, at constant speeds and for extended periods of time.”  Read more about this exciting concept truck here.

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