28 Feb '13, 12am

NEDO Demos Autonomous Driving of 4 Trucks in Formation: New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organ...

NEDO Demos Autonomous Driving of 4 Trucks in Formation Feb 28, 2013 07:03 Kouji Kariatsumari, Nikkei Electronics The truck that can autonomously run in formation with an inter-vehicle distance of 4m Four trucks running in formation with an inter-vehicle distance of 4m New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) demonstrated technologies to control the steerings and speeds of multiple unmanned trucks so that they run in formation with a short inter-vehicle distance. The demonstration took place Feb 25, 2013, at the North Site of AIST (Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology) Tsukuba Center in Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture. The latest development is a result of NEDO's five-year project, "Development of Energy-saving ITS Technologies," that started in fiscal 2008 with a budget of about ¥4.4 billion (approx US$47.7 m...

Full article: http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english/NEWS_EN/20130227/268...

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