On Wednesday, September 12, Volvo shows off their very own self-driving truck with no cab.
Volvo Cars, a Swedish multinational manufacturing company headquartered on Gothenburg is the world’s second-biggest truck maker. It was established in the year 1927. Its main production is the distribution and sale of trucks, buses and construction equipment. They also supply marine and industrial drive systems and financial services.
Lars Stenqvist, Volvo chief technology officer said that there will still be a driver positioned in the steering wheel, but they believe that automakers will have more and more production of self-drive cars in the near future.
The company’s cabless truck which they referred to as “Vera” can load up to 32 tonnes. According to Michael Karlsson, head of autonomous solutions at Volvo Trucks, the truck can be attached to several standard trailers. The word Vera means faith and have faith in the future, he further added.
The production of self-driving cars could mean the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs. In defense, the trucking firm said that they needed more skilled drivers and cut down the repetitive task.
On the other hand, the ride-hailing firm Uber will stop making self-driving trucks and said they would focus on entirely autonomous-vehicle technology.
The said truck was still under construction and the company has not yet released any statement on when the truck would be available in the market.