Updated: Feb 24
Volvo has unveiled a new driverless truck which it says is an “innovative transport solution to drive safety and productivity”. The company says that the self-driving truck, driving autonomously from one hub to another, is part of a development project exploring how automation can contribute to increased productivity, enhanced safety and lower environmental impact. The demonstration was conducted in conjunction with the Volvo Group Innovation Summit in Beijing in November. Volvo says it has been conducting research into autonomous transport solutions for several years. The company has previously demonstrated concept vehicles for applications in confined areas like mines and quarries. Now Volvo Group takes the next step towards the future with an autonomous concept truck for hub-to-hub transportations in semi-confined areas like harbours and dedicated lanes on highways. The Hub-2-Hub is designed to operate in semi-confined areas like harbours and dedicated lanes on highways. Martin Lundstedt, president and CEO at Volvo Group, said “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."