Volvo’s New Semi Concept Hints the Future of Autonomous Trucks

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The electrically powered, driverless truck concept can respond to the boom in e-commerce and the shortage of freight drivers.

Volvo unveiled a fully self-driving, electric semi concept called Vera on Wednesday. This driverless truck according to the company will help bridge the shortage of freight drivers in this booming e-commerce era. Vera is specifically designed to perform short repetitive tasks, carrying goods over short distances with precision, making it ideal to be used at ports and large logistics centers.

The cab-less truck is compact and is designed to fit existing trailers, featuring an array of sensors for self-driving requirements.

The truck is monitored through a central transport control center, keeping a close watch on vehicle’s position, battery life, loading, and

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