Volvo’s Vera, a fully autonomous, electric, and connected vehicle has begun testing, with its first job being to transport goods from a logistics center to a port terminal in Gothenburg, Sweden. Its powertrain is sourced from current FL Electric and FE Electric trucks, which are designed for repetitive assignments in logistics centers, factories, and ports. The goal is to eventually implement a connected system of several Vera vehicles driving at up to 25 mph while monitored by a control tower. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
“The company will continue to develop the autonomous transport solution before it can be fully operational. The goal is to enable ‘a seamless and constant flow responsive to demands on greater efficiency, flexibility, and sustainability.’ The project is a first step towards implementing Vera in a real transport assignment on pre-defined public roads in an industrial area,” reports Car Scoops.