Volvo Autonomous Solutions starts operations in Texas

Volvo Autonomous Solutions starts operations in Texas

Volvo Autonomous Solutions (V.A.S.) expands its footprint with the establishment of an office in Texas, starts operations in preparation for autonomous hub-to-hub transport.

Volvo Autonomous Solutions (V.A.S.) has opened an office in Fort Worth, Texas dedicated to driving activities to set up its first autonomous freight corridors in Texas.

The company says these corridors will run from Dallas Forth Worth to El Paso and from Dallas to Houston. To prepare for commercial launch, V.A.S. has also started to haul loads with trucks using drivers for customers like DHL and Uber Freight to test aspects of the transport solution and establish frameworks and procedures for safe and reliable operations, according to the company’s recent press release.

The Autonomous Transport Solutions (ATS) offered by V.A.S. includes hardware, software and services required to run autonomous transport operations. On highways, the solution is operated based on a hub-to-hub model where autonomous trucks take on the highway portion of the driving, operating all hours of the day and night between transfer hubs while human drivers complete local operations, V.A.S. noted.

V.A.S. has additionally formed a partnership with Aurora, to integrate the Aurora Driver with Volvo’s on-highway truck offering.

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