Why Truck Mercedes plans to abandon the mirrors
• Why Truck Mercedes plans to abandon the mirrors
In Germany, revealed the new truck, which may appear on the roads of Europe in the next few months. The machine has absorbed several very interesting innovations, chief among them was the refusal of the side view mirrors. Now trucks plan to use the camera and the "smart" algorithms.
Not so long ago in Germany presented a new truck model Mercedes-Benz Actros, which will be published in 2019. The car has received a number of important innovations. The most prominent and interesting of these was the rejection of the side view mirrors. It is noteworthy that the new cab trucks appear relatively rarely - once in 15-20 years. Thus, the appearance can be considered Actros real event.
By the standards of the cargo industry, a 7-year Actros MP4 very young. It is for this reason, many doubt that the machine will have shown innovation of the next generation, which should come out soon. Nevertheless, the presented innovations created a furor. It becomes apparent that in the next 10-12 years at a similar pace of development of unmanned technologies truckers profession may disappear.
However, until the creators of the Actros do not think about how to dismiss all truckers, and how to make their job easier and safer. So, instead of conventional mirrors in the truck appeared a couple of plates that are installed directly in the cockpit. They, along with a set of cameras and sensors are used for the rear and side-view. Now, instead of the side "mugs" two fins with cameras.
Due to the fact that the cameras are hidden, they give a clear picture even in fierce weather. In the long term, MirrorCam system will "learn" all kinds of interactive features, such as the ability to determine the distance to an obstacle.
More truck got Active Drive Assist system that can perform a semi-automatic driving. Thanks to her trailer alone may pick up speed, braking and hold the strip. I got the new Actros truck and to an active climate control.
Another important novelty is represented by the sample - the assistant of the dead zones of control. The system can be carried out without human intervention automatic braking to pedestrians, which is especially important for such commercial vehicles. This system is called the Active Brake Assist. Curiously, it was first used by buses.