Volvo's cab-less self-driving cloud-controlled electric truck

Vera

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Sun, Sep 16th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Volvo shows off the Vera, a cab-less self-driving vehicle controlled by a cloud-based service capable of working 24/7 in port and logistic settings and with the ability to have an expanded role in transportation in the future.

Vera is an autonomous vehicle that forms part of a larger system. It has the potential to optimise transport in highly-repetitive, short distance flows with large volumes of goods, such as ports, factory areas and logistical mega centres, where it offers better delivery precision and flexibility.

The sophisticated technology enables round-the-clock operations, while the electric drivelines means a significant reduction in CO2 emissions and noise levels. A cloud-based service connects each vehicle to a transport control centre, which continuously monitors and optimises the logistics flow.

In the near future, Vera will be further developed by Volvo Trucks together with selected customers in prioritised applications.

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