Monday, January 22, 2018

Peterbilt displaying Model 579 autonomous tractor during Vegas electronics show


Wednesday, January 10, 2018
by THE TRUCKER NEWS SERVICES

Peterbilt Motor Co.’s Model 579 autonomous development tractor features a Paccar MX-13 engine and a suite of autonomous technologies that are currently in development. (Courtesy: PETERBILT MOTOROS CO.)
Peterbilt Motor Co.’s Model 579 autonomous development tractor features a Paccar MX-13 engine and a suite of autonomous technologies that are currently in development. (Courtesy: PETERBILT MOTOROS CO.)

 

LAS VEGAS — Peterbilt Motors Co. is displaying its Model 579 autonomous development tractor at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) here. 

CES is the largest electronics show in North America and is routinely the launch pad for new technology products.

Peterbilt’s tractor features a Paccar MX-13 engine and a suite of autonomous technologies that are currently in development.

“Technology is reshaping the commercial vehicle industry, and we have to be sure Peterbilt is on the front line of those developments,” said Kyle Quinn, general manager. “CES is a melting pot of companies making breakthroughs and pushing the envelope in a wide variety of industries, trucking included.  This opportunity to showcase Peterbilt’s work is exciting.” 

CES is held each January in Las Vegas and has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years — the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.

As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features technology from a wide array of industries.

Companies will represent gaming, automotive, health and wellness, sports, manufacturing, home and family industries among many others.

The first CES was held in New York City in 1967. More than 170,000 visitors are expected to attend and represent 150 countries.

 “Throughout the last few years, we have seen some exciting developments in the commercial vehicle industry that have pushed the boundaries of innovation. I don’t think there has been a more exciting time to be working in this industry,” Quinn said. 

Peterbilt provides a comprehensive array of aftermarket support programs through its 350-plus North American dealer locations that complement its full lineup of on-highway, vocational and medium duty products, including alternative fuel vehicles.

For more information about Peterbilt, visit www.peterbilt.com.

 

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