Volvo Shows off Its FMX Autonomous TruckJune 23rd, 2016
For gearheads like us, it’s easy to think only of the Polestar wagons and sedans when we think of the Volvo name today, but perhaps the biggest market for the automaker is in the big truck realm. Volvo has plans for the future of transportation that will eventually see automated trucks on our roads. Volvo has offered up a video showing off its first autonomous truck called the FMX.
The video shows the truck being tested in Åby and Säve outside of Gothenburg, Sweden. The truck certainly seems to have the ability to navigate obstacles easily even when the lanes are tight. The big truck will soon go into trial operation in a mine in the North of Sweden.
Having trucks that can drive themselves from one place to another will likely mean fewer jobs for human drivers, but also fewer accidents from exhausted and overworked truckers.