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MAN drives forward development of driverless trucks

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MAN Truck & Bus has partnered with the US specialist for automated driving systems Plus as it looks to accelerate its development of driverless trucks.

The agreement is part of an overarching development partnership with regards to autonomous driving between MAN parent company Traton and Plus.

MAN has been advancing autonomous driving for many years with various research and development projects. Since 2022, the manufacturer has been working with twelve partners from industry, science, technical testing and road operations in the ATLAS-L4 project to develop an autonomous truck for use in motorway transport between logistics hubs.

This technology has the potential to reduce fatigue accidents, alleviate the increasing shortage of drivers and make transport processes even more efficient and environmentally friendly.

Lukas Walter, Head of Sales Truck at MAN Truck & Bus SE said: “In the application-oriented development of autonomous trucks, project partnerships with logistics users, infrastructure operators and technology specialists are essential for MAN.

“With Plus, we have gained a proven specialist for automated driving systems in commercial vehicle applications as a partner.

“The aim is to increasingly integrate driverless driving with practical projects in concrete hub-to-hub logistics transport and thus accelerate the series introduction of autonomous driving systems.”

Shawn Kerrigan, COO and CO-Founder of Plus, said: “We are excited to leverage our industry-leading autonomous driving software and deployment experience to accelerate the global commercialization of driverless trucks with MAN.

“Through our combined expertise, we will bring to market safer, more efficient and more sustainable transportation solutions. This will transform how freight is moved.”


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