New Electric Self-Driving Truck Released By Ford With Zero Emissions

Author - Oct 11, 2018

New Electric Self-Driving Truck Released By Ford With Zero Emissions

Designed by Ford Otosan, the F-Vision amazing concept was unveiled by Ford at the IAA Commercial Vehicles this year.

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Designed by Ford Otosan, one of Ford’s design centers located in Turkish, the F-Vision amazing concept was unveiled by Ford at the IAA Commercial Vehicles this year. The prototype appeared to be a commercial heavy-duty truck which has various futuristic fetures such as autonomous driving and clean energy.

Still just a concept

There have been few details revealed about the new F-vision. Nevertheless, it was stated by Electreck that the vehicle was powered with batteries, but it does not seem close to production in spite of an additional concept trailer unveiled.

F-Vision was claimed by Motor Authority to be the first concept truck of the company as well as it was made towards the future with lighter and eco-friendly semi trucks that emit nothing. Ford Otosan, the biggest commercial vehicle manufacturer will explani the reason for developing such a prototype as opposed to an American manufacturer.

It was reported by New Atlas that the latest model from Ford is a level 4 self-driving truck, requiring no human input. It also comply with plan for autonomous drive road for heavy commercial trucks of the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council.

The truck of the future

The concept model is capable of driving itself as well as being driven by a driver. The engineers said the design takes inspiration from characters in comics.

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Live Trucking explained that the front inspired by Iron Man’s helmet which is made from smart materials, helping it adapt to different environment.

It was revealed by Teslarati that F-Vision's windows can change its color automatically to counter the sun's brightness or adjust to minimize or maximize drivers' view. An interactive front-end for displayingvarious designs and an automated link to its trailer for communication.

Notably, the F-Vision has security measures which compete with Tesla Semi's. It is said that the truck has safety applications that are like Tesla Convoy Mode, allowing platoon to drive with other F-Visions for optimizing their security.

The truck is constructed with massive wheels and air intakes located on a lower section decorated by LED lights. Traditional side mirrors were also replaced by Lexus’ video camera side mirrors, as well as a flush-mounted door.

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The concept was unveiled along with the F-Max tractor-trailer at the Hannover exhibition, which won the International Truck of the Year Award in 2009. It Ford completes the new F-Vision, it will surely be a remarkable addition to the field of autonomous trucks.

Last July, Ford pormised to spend $4 billion developing the technology of autonomous vehicle. Jim Kackett, the CEO of Ford. said that the evolution of IT and computing power has brought customers great products, from cars to tablets.
Finally, the executive concluded that now, we can take control of technology to open the door to a world with vehicle personalization, lean inventory and aupply chain choreography that competes with any other industrial model over the world.

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