Driverless Volvo Trucks Are Already Being Used At A Mine

11 December 2018 - motor1

Driverless Volvo Trucks Are Already Being Used At A Mine

Volvo Trucks attempt its first commercial autonomous transport solution.

For years, tech companies like Tesla and Otto have been developing driverless trucks. In 2016, Otto's driverless semi-truck drove for 120 miles autonomously on the highway to deliver 50,000 cans of Budweiser. As of recently, Volvo Trucks took autonomy to the next level by commissioning six FH16 driverless trucks to be used to transport limestone for Norwegian mining company Brønnøy Kalk AS.

For years, tech companies like Tesla and Otto have been developing driverless trucks. In 2016, Otto's driverless semi-truck drove for 120 miles autonomously on the highway to deliver 50,000 cans of Budweiser. As of recently, Volvo Trucks took autonomy to the next level by commissioning six FH16 driverless trucks to be used to transport limestone for Norwegian mining company Brønnøy Kalk AS.

At the end of the second tunnel, the trucks enters the crusher site. Here, the truck gets into position to reverse back into the crusher where the limestone is dumped into. The truck carefully carries out its directive and the operation becomes a huge success with its first real-world test, a massive milestone for the company.

Volvo aims to provide its customers with greater flexibility and efficiency. With this new technology, the company will supply advanced tailored solutions for clients, which will lead to increased productivity.

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