Volvo Trucks’ autonomous vehicle Vera will become part of a solution to transport goods from DFDS’ logistics center to an APM terminal in the Port of Gothenburg, Sweden. The vehicle has a maximum speed of 40 km/hr (25 miles/hr).
Last year, Volvo Trucks launched its first electric, autonomous solution, aimed to operate on repetitive assignments in logistics centers, factories and ports.
Now, the company introduced the technology Vera, suitable for short distances transporting large volumes of goods.
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The car runs on a maximum speed of 40 km/hr (25 miles/hr), aspiring to implement a connected system which includes several Vera vehicles monitored by a control tower. The terminal has automated gates, enabling a constant flow. This is considered the first step towards applying Vera in a real transport assignment.
The project is conducted with support from the Swedish Innovation Agency Vinnova, the Swedish Transport Administration and the Swedish Energy Agency through the Strategic vehicle research and innovation program FFI.