Scania AXL, the truck of the future
Scania has revealed a concept of how a cab-less autonomous truck of the future could look by revealing AXL, an autonomous mine truck.
Not coming to a highway near you just yet, AXL is nonetheless a pointer to how the next generation of trucks could look once autonomous driving becomes the norm.
“With the Scania AXL concept truck, we are taking a significant step towards the smart transport systems of the future, where self-driving vehicles will play a natural part,” says Scania’s President and CEO Henrik Henriksson.
“We continue to build and pilot concepts to demonstrate what we can do with the technology that is available today.”
The combustion engine that powers AXL is an example of how traditional and new technology is mixed, and it runs on renewable biofuel.
Meanwhile, Scania is creating a virtual space where its own experts and visionaries will meet and exchange ideas regarding trends and visions with external voices like researchers, futurists and videographers and writers. Together they will draw a picture of what the future may bring: the home for this creativity is The Future Room.
Scania wants to share more of its vision of what the shift to a sustainable transport system could look like. It points to a bright future, and highlights the role companies can take in positively impacting the global agenda. It also focuses on the power of technology and innovation by the introduction of progressive concepts, pilots and ideas.