Volvo Group unveils autonomous transport solution
Volvo’s self-driving truck, driving autonomously from one hub to another, is part of a development project exploring how automation can contribute to increased productivity and enhanced safety, and lower environmental impact. The project was demonstrated to a broader audience for the first time at the Volvo Group Innovation Summit in Beijing on Nov 15.
According to the company, this truck, based on an existing FH platform, 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 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,” said Martin Lundstedt, President and CEO at Volvo Group.