VOLVO TRUCKS has come up with a future transport solution intended to be used for regular and repetitive tasks characterised by relatively short distances, large volumes of goods and high delivery precision. Transports between logistic hubs are typical examples, but additional use cases can also be applicable.
‘Our system, christened ‘Vera’ (faith in Swedish) can be seen as an extension of the advanced logistics solutions that many industries already apply today. Since we use autonomous vehicles with no exhaust emissions and low noise, their operation can take place at any time of day or night.
‘The solution utilises existing road infrastructure and load carriers, making it easier to recoup costs and allowing for integration with existing operations,’ explains Mikael Karlsson, vice president autonomous solutions for Volvo Trucks.