How do we build the cities and the infrastructure of tomorrow in a more sustainable way? Imagine a silent and emission free city. Imagine a cleaner safer and more resource efficient world. This is our scenario for the future.
As part of a pilot project, the Volvo Group, in collaboration with the Norwegian Public Roads Administration among others, has developed a system that makes the process of inspecting trucks more efficient.
Electric site, reduces carbon emissions up to 95 %
Electric site a complete site solution aims to transform the quarry and aggregates industry, by reducing carbon emissions by up to 95% and total cost of ownership by up to 25%.The electric site project aims to electrify a transport stage in a quarry – from excavation to primary crushing and transport to secondary crushing.
It involves developing new machines, work methods and site management systems – together these things form a complete site solution. Prototype machines that make-up the electric site system includes a prototype electric hybrid wheel loader, and a grid-connected excavator. New technology encompasses machine and fleet control systems and logistic solutions for electric machines in quarries.
Volvo’s city buses are being fitted with Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection. The new system is a combination of camera-based technology, an image processor and algorithms for recognition of pedestrians and cyclists.
The system also includes a background sound to alert other road users to the bus’s approach. And if an incident is likely to occur, the bus’s horn is automatically activated. The alerts are activated when a potential hazard occurs.
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Our first completely autonomous truck
The self-driving FMX truck is part of a research and development project involving autonomous vehicles, intended to create greater business advantages for customers, mainly in the mining industry.
Volvo CE unveils futuristic innovations
Volvo Construction Equipment showcased a range of futuristic concepts and innovations from electromobility to intelligent machines and total site solutions at the company’s Xploration Forum in Eskilstuna, Sweden.
Vehicles capable of being charged directly from the road during operation could become the next pioneering step in the development towards reduced environmental impact. The Volvo Group participates in several projects to find solutions for this future technology.
Trucks talking to each-other in multi-brand platooning project
In a new Swedish research project Volvo will test platooning to reduce carbon emissions and to improve goods transport efficiency. But the full potential of platooning can only be realized when trucks from different manufacturers communicate and find each other.