Volvo Vera: The self-driving concept truck
Volvo is a Swedish automotive manufacturer and Volvo Trucks is a leading manufacturer in the trucking industry. The company was the second largest producer of heavy-duty Trucks in 2016. Volvo is very keen on developing and adopting the new technology in their products. The increase in e-commerce on the global scale needs automation. Hence, the group came up with Volvo Vera self-driving concept truck.
Volvo Vera is an autonomous, fully electric truck controlled by the command center. It is actually a combination of automation, electromobility, and connectivity. Thus, these technologies ultimately increase the efficiency in a more safer and cleaner way.
The vera is designed for repetitive tasks such as moving goods in the warehouse. You can use Vera at large manufacturing hubs and ports. Vera moves a large volume of goods in a more precise and timely manner without stopping.
Advantages of Volvo Vera self-driving truck
The vera is a fully autonomous truck and so, it can work round the clock. The continuous movement of goods is also possible as it creates less noise. Large logistics parks within the city limits can carry out operations at night without any noise and exhaust gas emissions.
In addition, it doesn't need a separate infrastructure. So, it can haul the same containers and trailers that we use today. The global logistics operations take more time to change. However, Volvo Vera is adaptable to the current infrastructure.
Volvo Vera is a fully customizable solution. You can customize Vera for the different type of applications. Volvo trucks will partner with its customers and give unique solution for every scenario. Thus, it is not a single solution for different applications.