It’s been just over a year since Volvo set up the special division for the development and commercialization the Group’s autonomous transport solutions. In the meantime, the first autonomous electric transporter, TA15, has already been presented within the TARA project.
Volvo is now taking another step in this direction, preparing a circuit for testing autonomous electric transport vehicles. Located at the Volvo CE Customer Center in Eskilstuna, Sweden, on an area of 66,000 sqm, the test base will include a secure area for full electric vehicles, autonomous and remote operated, with charging infrastructure and 5G connectivity, a building for monitoring and tuition, a test area for Volvo C0-Pilot assistance functions and even a grandstand.
Here the TARA solution will be tested and perfected, which will be implemented, mainly, in quarries and mine. In addition, the circuit will have technology for testing remote-controlled vehicles, which potential customers can see during demonstrations.
Calle Skillsater, one of the specialists in connectivity and autonomous vehicles, said: “We are excited to show customers the complete TARA solution, including how to set up and operate on site, how to charge TA15 autonomous electric conveyors and how to carry out surveillance operations. ”
The test circuit at Eskilstuna will be up and running no later than this autumn.
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- On March 8, 2021
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