Autonomous, connected and electric vehicle Vera

This is Vera – a vehicle like no other seen from us before

Vera is an autonomous, electric vehicle that can operate with significantly less exhaust emissions and low noise levels. It is controlled and monitored via a control centre, and has the potential to make transportation safer, cleaner and more efficient.

Vera transporting a DFDS container in a port terminal

Vera’s first assignment

Vera will form part of an integrated solution to transport goods from a logistics centre to a port terminal in Gothenburg, Sweden. The assignment is the result of a collaboration between Volvo Trucks and ferry and logistics company, DFDS.

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The transport industry is a fascinating place to be right now

Mikael Karlsson

Vice President Autonomous Solutions, Volvo Trucks

Reflections on the future of automation

Reflections on the future of automation

As Vice President Autonomous Solutions at Volvo Trucks, Mikael Karlsson is leading the development of autonomous transport solutions. In this video he shares his personal reflections on the future of automation and how it will shape the transport industry.

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”Vera will work with people for people”

From the very beginning, Vera has been about changing the status quo in the transport industry. The design embodies this bold vision, as it directly challenges conventions. 


”We managed to give Vera a soul”

In the following film, Ismail Ovacik, Chief Designer Exterior at Volvo Trucks, explains the process behind Vera’s design and shares his reflections on the final result.


She’s got the look – Vera’s design explained

The lack of a driver’s cab is possibly Vera’s most notable design feature. However, a closer inspection reveals a multitude of smaller, subtler features, which have all been carefully planned and thought out.


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“The full potential of the transport industry is yet to be seen”

Combining automation, connectivity and electromobility open up for completely new possibilities to meet many of the challenges faced by our industry. In the development of Vera, Volvo Trucks has used its strengths in each of these three technological ...

How the solution works

Vera combines the benefits of three big technological areas – automation, connectivity and electromobility – to create optimal flows in transportation and logistics operations....

9 key questions about Vera

How will Vera affect the transport industry? Is it safe? Is the technology reliable? Mikael Karlsson, Vice President Autonomous Solutions at Volvo Trucks, answers these and other commonly asked questions....

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