Truck driving for years have been one of the most riskiest jobs in the world. Thousands of accidents have occurred over the past decade in relation to truck driving. Keeping this in mind, The Colorado Department of Transportation stepped forward, in testing its new autonomous vehicle in Fort Collins today that could replace this high tension job on the highway.
In short, this new truck acts as a giant robotic shield. Impact-absorbing trucks are already out there, but this is the first live test of an autonomous one.After the test, the vehicle is expected to become a regular part of CDOT’s fleet. The agency may add more later. The truck was made by Royal Truck and Equipment while the autonomous technology was installed by Kratos Defense, a drone tech company.