Volvo debuts new truck -- without a cab

Volvo debuts new truck -- without a cab

Volvo says that they expected to continue to see a driver behind the wheel of most trucks for the "foreseeable future".

The 1.4-million-member International Brotherhood of Teamsters union is campaigning against new USA rules to speed the deployment of self-driving trucks, warning they could mean the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs and hit road safety.

A few days after presenting its bold 360c concept, Volvo has taking its autonomous vehicle prowess to the world of trucking and unveiled a wild self-driving electric truck dubbed Vera.

The company will initially test Vera trucks for repetitive tasks over short distances.

In order to secure a smoothly functioning goods flow system we also need to exploit existing infrastructure better than now. "The transport system we are developing can be an important complement to today's solutions and can help meet numerous challenges faced by society, transport companies and transport buyers".

Operating at low speeds to "ensure maximum safety", Vera trucks are connected wirelessly to a central command centre, which keeps track of every vehicle's location, battery state, goods type, traffic flow, and other critical factors.

The new Volvo "Vera" debuted on Wednesday, September 12. Volvo promises that the Vera trucks will produce zero emissions and very little noise. "The solution utilises existing road infrastructure and load carriers, making it easier to recoup costs and allowing for integration with existing operations", Vice President Autonomous Solutions at Volvo, Mikael Karlsson said.

New technologies which have been disrupting the traditional auto industry are also affecting the truck and heavy equipment industry, as electric carmaker Tesla is expanding into electric trucks, announcing previous year it planned to start producing a heavy-duty model by 2019.

Volvo said the truck, which does not have a driver's cab, was still under development and declined to say when it would be available commercially.

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