With amazing new technologies that were not possible 15 years ago, the trucking industry can be greatly changed by new tech developments, according to a Volvo official. The main fields in which this shift can be seen are reduced maintenance costs, better safety with lower driver fatigue and increased fuel efficiency.
Collision avoidance systems can prevent up to 80% of accidents. This is great news for trucking safety. Such technology can alert the driver in case of lane departure, signifying fatigue.
Real-time weather and traffic data can assist truckers in avoiding problematic areas and obstacles. Additionally, remote diagnostics can help figure out tech problems without actual downtime. As for fuel economy, with better integration between engine and transmission, this can also be achieved.