Europe, Japan, North America – various types of self-driving technologies are being tested on the roads here. From next year Japan will introduce AI-controlled trucking system. Various kinds of artificial senses will be called to revolutionize the truck industry. Soon we will witness the end of truck driver profession, in the result of emerging technologies. While governments will face an army of unemployed drivers, designers will enter all new world, free of many restrictions and regulations, where human isn’t a center point of design anymore.
R-truck project, started just as simple analysis and interpretation of modern architecture (by Frank Gehry to be precise) into car design. Truck was selected since its volumes fit this kind of experiments perfectly. Well, during the common sketching and shape research this project naturally evolved into no-human, self-drive trend. The result is R-Truck, the next generation of autonomous truck.
Designer : Yaroslav Yakovlev
Questions like: What it would look like? What will influence the shape while human senses are replaced with connected AI, sonars, sensors, etc? Will form still contain emotional approach or will it turn into something completely utilitarian?
For sure there are plenty of possible solutions like no Tow Truck at all, or somewhat like airplane Tow Vehicle – flat and low… Numerous roads can be taken. At the end of the day, the designer decided for himself to pursue the idea of a recognizable Tow Truck + Trailer on the one hand and sharp, bold, non-compromised volume on the other hand.
So, what do you think about R-Truck autonomous truck concept?
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