The truck was displayed in the Kenworth booth at the San Diego Convention Center.
The prototype Kenworth T680 Next Gen provides an autonomy-enabled truck platform integrated with the Aurora Driver, a Level 4 autonomy system. The platform features new control interfaces, and redundant braking, steering, and power systems, according to Kenworth.
The Aurora Driver consists of a computer that powers and integrates the sensors and software with the truck, allowing the Aurora Driver to drive safely in autonomy. The sensors on the T680 Next Gen include Aurora’s FirstLight Lidar, imaging radar, and high-resolution cameras.
“Kenworth and Aurora are working closely together to develop next-generation autonomous trucks designed to safely and efficiently transport goods. The Kenworth T680 Next Gen combines our expertise in heavy-duty truck development with the Aurora Driver system’s advanced technology,” said Kevin Baney, Kenworth GM and Paccar VP.