27 Jun Autonomous EV’s to the Rescue. Click to keep reading…
Volvo Trucks is collaborating with DFDS, a ferry and logistics company, to implement a transportation system using their new autonomous EV, Vera. Vera will move goods from DFDS to a port terminal in Gothenburg, Sweden, while being monitored by an operator. The autonomous solutions are designed for repetitive assignments in logistics centers, where large volumes of goods need to be moved with high precision for short distances.
Mikael Karlsson, Vice President of autonomous solutions at Volvo Trucks, remarked, “Now we have the opportunity to implement Vera in an ideal setting and further develop her potential for other similar operations.” Vera will enable a seamless and continual flow that is responsive to demand for efficiency, flexibility and sustainability. Karlsson continues, “Autonomous transports with low noise levels and zero exhaust emissions have an important role to play in the future of logistics, and will benefit both business and society. We see this collaboration as an important start and want to drive progress in this area. Vera may have a speed limit, but we don’t. Testing has already started and we intend to implement the solution within the coming years.”