As a result of a new collaboration, Volvo Trucks’ autonomous, electric and connected vehicle Vera will form part of an integrated solution to transport goods from a DFDS logistics centre to a port terminal in Gothenburg, Sweden.
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In 2018, Volvo Trucks presented its first electric, connected and autonomous solution, designed for repetitive assignments in logistics centres, factories and ports. Vera is suited for short distances, transporting large volumes of goods with high precision.
The chassis itself uses Volvo’s existing electric truck powertrain, which has a 185kW motor and has a range of up to 186 miles. It’ll also pull a standard trailer with loads of up to 32 tonnes.The trucks are entirely electric with low noise levels.
The driveline and battery pack are of the same type that are used in Volvo Trucks’ electric trucks.Each vehicle is connected to a control centre. The transport control centre continuously monitors the progress of the transport and keeps an accurate watch of each vehicle’s position, the batteries’ charge, load content, service requirements and a number of other parameters.