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Autonomous driving: Iveco puts its truck on the road in Germany

In recent weeks there has been much talk, including on our blog, about autonomous driving and the tests started on the roads of several countries with autonomous vehicles for transporting goods and people. The latest news comes from Germany where Iveco has put on the road – after a rigorous process of testing and validation of data collected on the road – the Iveco S-Way vehicle equipped with PlusDrive, a driver assistance solution based on the company’s open autonomous driving platform.

As Men and Transport reports, PlusDrive should be capable of managing vehicle manoeuvres safely and automatically, but always under the supervision of the driver on boardincluding lane centring, lane entry, driver-initiated or system-suggested lane changes, traffic jam assistance and driver warning. In fact, the vehicle was certified by TÜV SÜD, which tested the functional safety of the solution on public roads.

The vehicle’s autonomous driving software is based on artificial intelligence and advanced sensors including lidar, radar and cameras that provide drivers with a 360-degree understanding of the environment surrounding the vehicle.

The trial on public roads in Germany will continue over the next few months and then expand to Italy, Austria, France and Switzerland.

Source: Men and Transport