DFDS will be the first operator to use autonomous vehicle, Vera, in a delivery operation on public roads, Volvo Trucks’ has said. The fully electric, connected vehicle will be used to transport containers from a DFDS distribution centre to a port terminal in Gothenburg, Sweden. Although the date Vera will enter full service has not yet been named, a Volvo Trucks spokesman confirmed to motortransport.co.uk that trials were already underway. Revealed last year, Vera is designed for repetitive assignments in logistics […]
Haulage and logistics can forget a return to pre-pandemic sales unless it embraces the “low touch economy”, with investment in autonomous vehicles, localised supply chains and contactless delivery processes, according to a new report.
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