Why autonomous systems are hotter than autonomous vehicles

Why autonomous systems are hotter than autonomous vehicles

From mass production, to customised solutions such as mining projects in Australia and platooning in Singapore, Scania recognises automation goes much further than self-driving trucks.

Tom Nyström, Expert Engineer, Scania R&D

Tom Nyström, Expert Engineer, Scania R&D

As Tom Nyström, Expert Engineer, says “this is about customers increasing efficiency in their daily operations.”

Nyström explains that systems such as Scania site optimisation are already effective around the world. These systems can be helped by logistics and dispatch support, Scania’s Intelligent Control Environment (otherwise known as ICE). This means that the customer’s transport can be followed and monitored real-time. It is also possible to offer self-driving solutions or an Autonomous Transport Solution (ATS).

“It’s the system that’s key, not the individual vehicle.”

It’s important to remember that these are modular systems allowing ATS solutions to be tailored to a range of areas including mining, port operations and public transport. Additionally, Nyström reminds us that Scania is no-longer defined only by the delivery of high-class vehicles, but instead by its involvement in the whole mobility ecosystem. As the company makes this transition to a mobility provider it increasingly embraces connectivity with 5G and its partnership with Ericsson. ATS also helps Scania to reinforce its sustainability commitment. Scania’s Autonomous Transport Solutions offer increased efficiency, reduced fuel and further elimination of waste.