Technologies for the Mobility of the Future
Countless experts are currently working on projects in the field of automated driving, which has gained much importance in recent years. Before the first fully-automated production vehicles are able to drive on public roads, however, there are still many technical challenges to be met.
The automation of commercial vehicles in gated areas is an ideal migration path in this regard. There are numerous application fields, including ports, factory premises, logistics centers, (open-cast) mines as well as agriculture. The economic interest in suitable solutions is extremely high as new lucrative business models are evolving.
Key technologies are needed for these application fields. With TruckTrix® and HelyOS, the Fraunhofer IVI is developing solutions to tackle these challenges. The insights gained in the process might also be used for autonomous driving on public roads in the future. The advantage of gated areas is that developments can be transferred into regular operation faster – especially with regard to legal regulations.