PACCAR testing autonomous truck
BERLIN, GERMANY – PACCAR has produced the prototype of an autonomous truck with support from NVIDIA, a computer hardware and software developer.
NVIDIA’s Drive PX 2 AI technology – which is also used by Tesla -- has an SAE Level 4 ranking, which is the second-highest level of automation, exceeded only by full automation.
“This is probably the largest single mass of a product that we’ve helped make,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, NVIDIA founder and Chief Executive Officer, during a keynote presentation at Bosch Connected World.
He displayed a video of the tractor-trailer driving itself on a closed course, demonstrating Adaptive Cruise Control and lane keeping, detecting objects, and calculating free space.
“We are excited about what our collaboration on artificial intelligence with NVIDIA has delivered so far,” said Ron Armstrong, PACCAR’s Chief Executive Officer.