Sep 19 2018

Volvo presents autonomous solution for logistics hubs
Lean and Green

Volvo Trucks presented a new transport solution consisting of autonomous electric commercial vehicles that can contribute to more efficient, safer and cleaner transportation. The long-term goal is to offer companies that need continuous transport services between fixed hubs a complement to today’s offerings. The solution will be presented as well at German Fair IAA in Hannover.

Vera is designed for regular and repetitive tasks, over short distances, where large volumes of goods need to be delivered with high precision, such as in ports, factory areas and mega-logistics centres. This means that Volvo Trucks will not only be a provider of vehicles, but also of trouble-free transportation of goods from one hub to another.

Electric solution for reduced emissions

As it is automated, the solution can enable round-the-clock operations, helping to create a continuous flow of goods with higher delivery precision. The electric drivelines can potentially result in reduced noise, fuel consumption and exhaust emissions.

Vera has been developed for a specific type of application but has the potential to expand into other types of applications in the future. The challenge is that every application is unique, and requires a unique solution, so partnering with customers will be an important part of the development.

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(Source: Press release Volvo)

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