Volvo Group has established a new business that will focus on autonomous transport vehicles. autonomous vehicles to be produced within the scope of the enterprise are expected to operate in industries such as mining, port transportation and logistics,
In the meantime, it is worth noting that Volvo already uses autonomous technology in these sectors, and driverless vehicles manufactured by Volvo, used in one of the ports in Gothenburg, also operate in several mines and quarries.
The active use of autonomous vehicles not only by end users, but also in such industries may have encouraged Volvo to build an industrially serving business.
This new company, Volvo Autonomous Solutions, will focus on accelerating the development, commercialisation and sale of autonomous transportation solutions. Let’s add that the company will ensure that large quantities of goods and materials are transported on predefined routes.
Martin Lundstedt, President and CEO of Volvo Group, said he had received many questions from customers in this sector focus, adding that his expectations for the growth of the sector were generated by customer feedback.
Finally, let’s add that Volvo Autonomous Solutions will not be positioned as an official company operating under the Volvo Group until January 2020. Nevertheless, the company is looking for management staff for this new structure. It is possible to say that in the coming period, just like Tesla’s autonomous trucks, volvo will see logistics vehicles on the road.