Automakers expand their bet on autonomous cargo trucks
The search for efficiency and lower costs leads manufacturers in Brazil to intensify their chances on cargo vehicles that operate without drivers. Autonomous or unmanned trucks are already produced locally by two automakers, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo.
They were used in the agricultural area, mainly in the sugarcane harvest and mining. They can only circulate in demarcated places for legislative reasons, meaning they cannot ride on roads. In November, Scania will enter the field, and Volkswagen Lorries e Buses has started studies for products in this segment.