New autonomous tractor

Volvo Trucks has announced its new “electric, connected and autonomous vehicle Vera will form part of an integrated solution to transport goods from a ferry and logistics company DFDS’ logistics centre to an APM Terminals port facility in Gothenburg, Sweden. Vera has a top speed of 25km/h, and part of its journey in Gothenburg is on a public road.

Vera is designed for regular and repetitive tasks, over short distances, where large volumes of goods need to be delivered with high precision, such as in ports, factory areas and mega-logistics centres. The aim is to implement a connected system consisting of several Vera vehicles monitored by a control tower. The purpose is to enable a seamless and constant flow responsive to demands on greater efficiency, flexibility and sustainability.