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Autonomous Material Handling Supports Self-Driving Car Safety

Whether it’s passenger cars or Class 8 trucks, autonomous vehicles need to sense the environments around them, identify fixed and moving obstacles in their paths, and safely navigate around them. None of those challenges are simple, and engineers and academics are debating which technology is best suited for sensing and how algorithms will instruct vehicles to react to obstacles.

While experts debate how to get cars to drive themselves on public roads, autonomous material handling devices already share space with pedestrians and human-navigated vehicles, safely navigating around obstacles to reach their destinations.

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