Volvo rolls out autonomous electric transport vehicle

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Earlier in the fall, the Volvo Group unveiled a new transport concept vehicle likely to turn heads – an autonomous electric vehicle wirelessly connected to a transport control centre.

The control centre monitors each vehicle’s location, load and battery charge, to ensure overall fleet logistics as well as goods and vehicle flow are as efficient as possible.

“This is yet another result of the exciting and innovative solutions we are working with in the areas of automation, electromobility and connectivity,” says Lars Stenqvist, Chief Technology Officer Volvo Group. “It showcases the Volvo Group’s immense range of expertise and our solid technological knowhow.”

By further developing the advanced technology from its electric buses, Volvo Group is tailoring it to suit the electrification of other vehicle categories such as trucks, construction and industrial applications. While not currently under consideration for Volvo, interest in autonomous vehicles in agriculture is growing.

“This puts us in a unique position for the development of next-generation transport solutions. Now we are continuing to pursue our development at a fast pace,” said Stenqvist.

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