Are Trucks of the Future Already Available?

Written by Thomas Ancart,

Natural gas, all electric or autonomous trucks, the vehicles of the future are actually those of the present thanks to the many innovations of manufacturers and equipment manufacturers.

Safety and respect for the environment are at the heart of the news for manufacturers of trucks and LCV as well as equipment manufacturers. Last year, we analyzed the many features of an autonomous truck, tested by the manufacturer VOLVO with the RENOVA group. We concluded that automation may improve road safety, working conditions and reduce the impact on the environment in many situations.

A real impact on the environment!

Most manufacturers are developing their electric and natural gas ranges, such as Renault Trucks' ZE range, Volvo's FL and FE, the eTGM and eTGE for MAN, and the Mercedes-Benz eActros, or Scania's Citiwide and more ...

Technological advances in the automotive and industrial sectors are trending toward a revolution in road transport in the coming years. But what are the advantages of these new technologies?

Environmental issues:

The cities will be quieter with less noise pollution, the air will become cleaner with an ambition of zero emissions in the long term.

Security, at the heart of discussions:

A connected truck is not always an "all electric", it’s also about the improvement of traffic flows and therefore a healthier work environment.

Revolutionary technologies.

According to studies by Volvo Trucks for the Xcycle project, "Nearly 40% of accidents between a truck and a cyclist occur on the passenger side of the vehicle. The Swedish manufacturer wants to combine on-board detection systems with city traffic systems to help prevent accidents, so that the driver and the cyclist receive a safety alert via the traffic lights! Improving vision through larger windows associated with lower chassis is also a possibility studied by the same manufacturer.

There are many technologies dedicated to improving the work environment. Here at Onspot, we strive to improve our designs and be on the leading edge of safety when it comes to adverse weather conditions; as well as driver safety. With our system, the driver never has to leave the safety of the cab!

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Thomas Ancart

About Thomas Ancart

Thomas is the Onspot Product Manager for Pommier SA, France. He has 14 years of experience in the industry and obtained a Masters in Marketing from the Paris Business School. Thomas enjoys spending time with his wife and his dog, a Golden Retriever named Laïko. On the weekends you will normally find Thomas having a glass of wine with friends or in a dojo practicing Ju-Jitsu.


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