Volvo launched the first tests of the electric unmanned truck Vera ElectricJune 17, 2019
Part of the first predetermined route between the logistics center and the port terminal is overcoming the public road.
This month, the Swedish cargo division of Volvo Trucks launched the first pilot designation of an all-electric autonomous truck carrier that transports cargo from a logistics center to a port terminal in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The project was launched in partnership with the ferry and logistics company DFDS to develop and test a new technology for the automaker. Currently, Vera Electric can drive on predetermined routes, partly on public roads and partly in an industrial area. The speed limit is 40 km / h.
At the moment, it is too early to say that Vera is already completely autonomous – it can be controlled by electronics (without human help), as now the operator in the control tower, who is also responsible for transporting cargo, is following the machine’s actions.
According to representatives of the cargo division of Volvo Trucks, so far this test of Vera Electric can be called rather the first step.
“In 2018, Volvo Trucks presented its first electrical, autonomous solution designed for multiple shipments in logistics centers, factories and ports. The Vera is suitable for short distances, transporting large volumes of cargo with high reliability. Cooperation with DFDS is the first step towards the implementation of Vera in the actual transportation process on pre-defined public roads in the industrial zone. ”
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