The past, present and future of truck technology

The past, present and future of truck technology

Only in retrospect does technology become a revolution. It’s development is often more of an evolution–the next logical step from the previous one taken. Consider the current trajectory of automated trucks, for example, that grew out of cruise control and lane departure warnings. Today, we have adaptive cruise control and active lane assist that leverage both cameras and radar to enable latitudinal and longitudinal control of the truck.

Cameras in particular are an interesting truck equipment evolution that is still in its infancy. They are the corner stone of aforementioned driver assistances systems as well as growing trends like driver safety training. The more video footage today’s truck technology processes, the better it gets at object detection and recognition; artificial intelligence algorithms that enable it become smarter as well. And it all leads to …

Well, that’s the question. What is this all leading to?

That’s the question I put to Del Lisk, vice president of safety services, Lytx. Before we get to where technology is going, we take stock of where it’s at today and how it got here. Watch the video above for Lisk’s thoughts on where truck technology might be heading next.

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