Volvo pulls the curtain on autonomous truck

Volvo pulls the curtain on autonomous truck

The autonomous truck is built on the foundation of the new VNL and made in partnership with Aurora.

In an event at ACT Expo 2024, Volvo Trucks North America literally pulled the curtain off its first-ever autonomous truck, built on the foundation of the new VNL and made in partnership with Aurora.

“This truck will be the key enabler for our customers to increase the freight capacity across the U.S.,” Nils Jaeger, president of Volvo Autonomous Solutions, said at a press conference at the Expo. “What we’ve done with the new Volvo VNL Autonomous is much more than just a truck. This truck is part of a strategic approach towards autonomous technology, scalable design, scalable production.”

Nils-Jaeger
Nils Jaeger.

Volvo and Aurora say they worked together on this autonomous project for six years before unveiling it here. Their teams integrated the Volvo VNL Autonomous and the Aurora Driver, an SAE L4 autonomous driving system. According to Aurora, the Aurora Driver consists of AI software, dual computers, proprietary lidar that can detect objects more than 400 meters away, high-resolution cameras, imaging radar, and additional sensors. It also has driven 1.5 million commercial miles on public roads.

Catch up with all the news from ACT Expo here.

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