Automating world’s largest trucks

Autonomous driving technology has been improving in the recent years. For instance, the competition held every year in the US organized by DARPA has hostedmore and more improved competing autonomous vehicles every subsequent year. While the vehicles were not even able to complete a few miles by themselves just a few years ago, last year, the winning vehicle was able to complete a miles long roadway that is located in a deserted base with traffic rules to obey. Recently the scientists from Carnegie Mellon University have been working with Caterpillar’s engineers, in order to automate the largest trucks in the world that are used in mining operations. There is enough advancement to believe that this technology will be available for consumer vehicles in the near future. For more on automated trucks, please visit discovery news.