Volvo is pushing the envelope when it comes to autonomous braking technology, with its latest innovation being a collision warning/early braking system.
The new technology from Volvo Trucks Global was designed with safety in mind, allowing a big-rig loaded down with cargo to stop on a dime should a Volvo semi-truck need to avoid a crash or say the driver were to fall asleep at the wheel.
In the video below, you can see a Volvo truck packed with 40 tons of cargo stop in a split second, all on its own.
Mercedes-Benz has a similar self-driving semi-truck in development, called the “Future Truck,” that seeks to make long-distance trucking easier and control labor costs.
While I’m sure this new trend features super advanced technology, I’m still not sure how much I trust a big rig to stop on a dime behind me, by itself, in traffic…
Hopefully, time will ease all of our reservations about autonomous vehicle technology.