Volvo Develops Autonomous Vehicle System for Logistics


The Volvo Group has continued its far-reaching drive to develop next-generation transport solutions with a coordination system for autonomous electric goods transport vehicles.

New goods transport solutions were unveiled for the first time in connection with the Volvo Group’s Innovation Summit in Berlin on September 12, 2018, which displayed wireless autonomous electric vehicles connected to a transport control centre.

The control centre monitors parameters such as each vehicle’s location, load and battery charge, using this data to ensure that the overall fleet logistics, as well as goods and vehicle flow, are as efficient as possible.

Volvo is targeting the system for use within areas characterized by short distances, large cargo volumes and high delivery precision, for example between logistic hubs.

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Lars Stenqvist, Chief Technology Officer Volvo Group, said: “This is yet another result of the exciting and innovative solutions we are working within the areas of automation, electromobility and connectivity.

”It showcases the Volvo Group’s immense range of expertise and our solid technological know-how.

“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.”

The Volvo Group said its new goods transport solution will be further developed in close cooperation with relevant customers.

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