Truck safety on the road to Level 5 automation

How is the truck industry using increased levels of automation to improve safety? Automotive World investigates

Special report: Truck safety on the road to Level 5 automation

Safety keeps truck fleet operators awake at night; most incidents and collisions involving trucks are attributed to human error—that is, driver error; and yet the driver is one of the leading sources of fleet operating costs. Automotive World’s report explores the potential for automation in trucking. Could investment in automation improve safety in trucking? And what impact does this have on the role of the driver?

This report discusses ways in which autonomous drive technology can be used to improve truck safety, and presents a variety of perspectives from organisations with a vested interest in trucking, including truck makers, suppliers, fleets and industry associations.

In this report:

  • Executive summary
  • Investing in truck safety tech is just good business
  • A new era of truck design for a new era of trucking
  • Can truck makers eliminate human error with human-like tech?
  • Interview: Brian Daugherty, Chief Technology Officer, Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA)
  • Europe needs to find a safe path to truck automation, says ACEA
  • Interview: Christian Brenneke, Chief Technology Officer, Wabco
  • The hype around platooning is cooling
  • Developers are working with truck fleets to identify self-driving requirements
  • It’s all about the ROI: fleets weigh up benefits of automation
  • Safety benefits alone justify hefty investments in automation

Special report: Truck safety on the road to Level 5 automation’ provides insight from a range of leading truck industry stakeholders and experts, including:

  • American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI)
  • DPDgroup
  • European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA)
  • Fleet Complete
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA)
  • Paccar
  • Scania
  • TuSimple
  • UPS
  • Volvo Group
  • Wabco