IAA: Knorr-Bremse to unveil new autonomous system

German brake expert, Knorr-Bremse, will present a fully-automated truck at the upcoming IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover to demonstrate how off-highway loading and unloading can be carried out more safely and efficiently.

“The semi-trailer automatically drives to its bay to load or unload its consignment of freight,” the company said. “With the help of a new environment detection system and the data from various sensors, combined with intelligently networked brake, drive and steering control systems, it is able to manoeuvre to and from the loading bay, automatically stopping if danger is detected.

“Once the autonomous yard manoeuvring has begun, a smartphone app keeps the driver informed of the loading/unloading process, and they only have to return to the cab when the truck is ready to leave the depot.”

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