Volvo Trucks’ Vera combines technological developments in automation, connectivity and electromobility, to create a transport solution for the future.
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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 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.
The transport industry is a fascinating place to be right now
Vice President Autonomous Solutions, Volvo Trucks
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.
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.
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 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....