Last week, the Port of Felixstowe in the United Kingdom announced that it will begin using autonomous trucks for container transfer operations in the port area.
In addition to being autonomous, the trucks are electric, ensuring a big reduction in emissions. The vehicles are manufactured by Westwell.
“These new autonomous trucks represent a significant technological advance for the Port of Felixstowe. Tools to support port operations continue to evolve and we already have a range of highly advanced systems and equipment, but this is the first time we have fully driverless vehicles,” said Clemens Cheng, CEO of the Port of Felixstowe. said.
These trucks can only drive in predetermined locations with a map loaded into their systems. It is through this map that the technology drives the vehicle, and a series of sensors map the entire area around the vehicle to avoid accidents.
A different look
Westwell Q-Truck trucks have a unique look that is very different from what we are used to. Instead of a cabin, an array of electronic components and sensors can see the world in 360 degrees.
With a state-of-the-art GPS system, the truck never deviates more than 2 cm from the track, guaranteeing high accuracy.
The trucks are manufactured in China by Shanghai Westwell Information and Technology Co., which develops a range of autonomous vehicles.
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