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Volvo Autonomous Trucks to Begin Transporting Goods

June 14, 2019
Volvo’s electric, autonomous vehicle, Vera, will form part of an integrated solution to transport goods.

Volvo’s electric, autonomous vehicle, Vera, will form part of an integrated solution to transport goods from a logistics center to a port terminal in Gothenburg, Sweden. This assignment is a result of a collaboration between Volvo Trucks and DFDX, a ferry and logistics company. Volvo’s trucks will move containers from the DFDS logistics center in Gothenburg to an APM container terminal according to needed capacity.

According to Volvo, the goal is to implement a connected system consisting of several Vera vehicles monitored by a control tower. The purpose is to enable a constant flow of responsive demands on greater efficiency, flexibility, and sustainability.

The autonomous transport solution will be further developed in terms of technology, operations management, and infrastructure adaptations, before it can be fully operational.

“We want to be at the forefront of connected, autonomous transportation,” Torben Carlsen, CEO of DFDS, said in a press release. “This collaboration will help us develop an efficient, flexible and sustainable long-term solution for receiving autonomous vehicles arriving at our gates, benefitting our customers, the environment and our business.”

Source: Volvo Trucks

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