Scania has revealed the latest member of its autonomous family: Scania AXL, a fully autonomous concept truck, minus a cab.
The Scania AXL has been designed to be used in mines and large closed construction sites.
The traditional cab is replaced by an intelligent front module. Its autonomous operations are controlled by a logistics system that tells the vehicle how it should perform.
Scania’s President and CEO, Henrik Henriksson, says: “With the Scania AXL concept truck, we are taking a significant step towards the smart transport systems of the future, where self-driving vehicles will play a natural part.”
He adds: “We continue to build and pilot concepts to demonstrate what we can do with the technology that is available today.”
Claes Erixon, Head of Research and Development at Scania, says: “The development in self-driving vehicles has made great strides in the past years. We still don’t have all the answers, but through concept vehicles like Scania AXL we break new ground and continue to learn at great speed.”
The Scania AXL features a combustion engine that is powered by renewable biofuel.