New Fiat Ducato hinting at future autonomous van
Written by Kfir Kedem – December 14, 2021
Reviewed by Asaf Kedem
Fiat is taking steps to introduce an autonomous version of the Ducato to the market. The Fiat Ducato was first introduced in 1981 and has since become one of the most widely used light commercial vehicles/vans in Europe. Each iteration of the van brings with it new upgrades from comfort features to functional technology.
The new Ducato will feature driving assistance systems ranging from advanced systems to driving aids to parking. The ADAS upgrades include adaptive cruise control, lane centering, and traffic jam assistance which helps the car autonomously adapt to ongoing traffic. Furthermore, the vehicle includes a digital rear-view mirror which enables drivers to look behind them even when the van is fully loaded. One more, incredibly useful feature, is the Ducato’s parking scanner which scans parking lots for empty parking spaces.
Auto Trendy’s take:
Even though the Ducato is not yet autonomous, the latest version hints at its ability to become automated in the near future. Until then, drivers have been blessed with great safety and comfort features such as the digital rear-view mirror and the parking scanner. The drivability is yet to be seen, but it is more than clear that Fiat is making an effort to increase the comfort of its vans’ drivers.