UPS trials driverless electric ‘shifters’ at London hub


 

UPS has begun testing autonomous electric ‘shifters’ to move semi-trailers and containers at its advanced technology hub in London. During the initial phase, UPS said it would operate the vehicles with drivers in the cab to evaluate efficiencies but later this year it would start autonomous driving operations. The Gaussin electric vehicles have zero tailpipe emissions and include battery swap technology, which enables the shifters to be operated day and night as discharged batteries are immediately replaced with a fully […]