A new self-driving truck is part of a development project exploring how automation can contribute to increased productivity, enhanced safety and lower environmental impact.
The Volvo Group has introduced an autonomous concept truck for hub-to-hub transportations in semi-confined areas like harbours and dedicated lanes on highways.
This truck navigates and operates entirely autonomously using Lidar and GPS technology to continuously read its surroundings, navigating around fixed and movable obstacles while gathering data via its on-board transport system in order to further optimize its route, traffic safety and fuel consumption.
“Although this technology may be years away from production, it will undoubtedly influence our future offering and has the potential to develop smart societies for the future. No matter what type of solution we develop, safety is always our primary concern and this applies to all our self-driving projects,” says Martin Lundstedt, President and CEO at Volvo Group.