Transportation decision-makers know autonomous trucks will make a dramatic impact on a
company’s business model and play a key role in its success.
Global consulting firm Kearney explained in a "white paper" that determining the most effective
way to integrate autonomous commercial transport into operations would not be easy.
As he pointed out, beyond the technologies that contribute to autonomous truck perception,
many others are being developed to improve vehicle decision-making and planning capabilities. It
is the second most important component of autonomous driving architecture, according to the
consultancy, since it determines safe, convenient, and economical routes.
Technology has already been developed to serve as a key component in autonomous on-road
applications that provide high-precision vehicle positioning and can be paired with high-definition
maps. As well as these technologies, other hardware and software components support the third
part of the architecture: the chassis that supports autonomous trucks.