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The automation work that puts humans at the centre

The steady advance of vehicle automation enables exciting possibilities for the transport industry and society as a whole. Volvo Trucks has been at the forefront of this evolution for well over two decades. A newly released two-part film presents the Volvo Trucks view on how automation is set to transform the way we live and work in the coming years.
Automation work

Volvo Trucks’ films “Automation – the Big Change” and “Automation – Driving into the Future” deal with today’s hot topics surrounding future truck technology.

The two-part film zooms in on the life and work of two key players from Volvo Trucks, Sasko Cuklev and Ann-Sofi Karlsson. It also features contributions from truck driver Lukas Strohmeier from Austria, and commuter Rohini Teather from London. The films show the vision and purpose behind the ongoing automation work by Volvo Trucks, as well as the hopes and concerns of those on whose daily lives it will impact.

With humans as vulnerable as ever and traffic complexity steadily increasing, the issue of safety has occupied much of the recent focus within Volvo Trucks’ automation teams. Key truck automation pilot projects in mining, the refuse industry and sugar cane plantations have shown that automated technology will not only improve safety but vastly increase productivity, while truck platooning on highways offers the possibility of lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

By involving the customer in ongoing dialogue and research about such developments, Volvo Trucks aims to stay focused on human-centric issues. Work with vehicle automation will continue to be beneficial to the customer, the driver and to society as a whole.

Watch the video Automation-the big Change

Watch the video Automation –Driving into the future

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