FUSO demonstrates remote controlled concept garbage collection truck based on the all-electric eCanter
Daimler Trucks’ Japan-based subsidiary FUSO recently demonstrated the FUSO eCanter SensorCollect, a concept garbage collection truck based on the all-electric eCanter. The vehicle proposes an application of the emissions-free light-duty truck to make essential garbage collection services more efficient and environmentally conscious.
Operators walking alongside the vehicle can control the eCanter SensorCollect remotely, through a wireless human machine interface (HMI). Fitted with LiDAR, ultrasonic sensors and high-accuracy GPS, the truck can safely perform remotely transmitted commands by detecting people or objects in its vicinity. These commands include following the operator, halting, avoiding obstacles, and stopping immediately if a person or object comes in close proximity to the vehicle. These functionalities are intended to boost the efficiency of garbage collection workers.