In May, Volvo Group, together with Swedish waste and recycling firm Renova, announced it was testing an autonomous refuse truck
There’s now some new information about the technology going into the truck as revealed in a blog post by AMCS Group:
It uses a surveying method called LIDAR to measures distance to a target by illuminating that target with a pulsed laser light, and measuring the reflected pulses with a sensor.
The truck also houses the AMCS certified Vehicle Data Hub (VDH) solution on the two compartment vehicle with the in-cab AMCS On Board Computer. Using this AMCS technology, the vehicle records relevant data for its pay-by-weight operation.
“The digitalization of the Waste & Recycling industry is unstoppable. We see more and more technological innovations finding their way into the industry,” says Mark Abbas, Chief Marketing Officer, AMCS Group. “Technologies like autonomous driving, real-time optimization, digital engagement & e-commerce are driving operational efficiency, improve safety and increase customer satisfaction.”