Switzerland is showing the potential of autonomous driving systems. There, driverless freight trains and heavy goods vehicles are set to revolutionize freight traffic in the next ten years. Underground emission-free transport systems will supply supermarkets and other recipients, making roads full of trucks a thing of the past.
While transport robots have been commonplace in factory halls and warehouses for years, they were restricted to dedicated tracks or pre-defined routes until now. Guiding systems like these will be redundant in future thanks to innovative navigation systems, sensors and cameras. Control computers evaluate process data in real time, compare the current location with digital maps and navigate the robots precisely and flexibly through the shelf systems.