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Volvo's UD Trucks Plans To Unveil Electric & Autonomous Trucks Within Next 2-yrs


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Volvo's UD Trucks Plans To Unveil Electric & Autonomous Trucks Within Next 2-yrs


(RTTNews.com) - UD Trucks, a Japanese subsidiary of Swedish truckmaker Volvo (VOLVY.PK), said it plans to introduce electric and autonomous trucks within the next two years.

Over the course of 2018, UD Trucks will conduct demonstrations of autonomous driving and electric drive prototypes, targeting field tests and customer trials ahead of Tokyo Motor Show 2019. It aims to have vehicles in actual daily operation by the year 2020. All activities will be conducted with a view toward full-fledged commercialization of fully-electric and autonomous trucks by 2030.

UD Trucks announced the launch of "Fujin & Raijin. Vision 2030."â€" an Innovation Roadmap which aims to deliver a variety of solutions for Smart Logistics, including fully-electric and autonomous trucks towards 2030. The roadmap focuses on the key areas of automation and electromobility to address the challenges of a rapidly-changing world. True to UD Trucks' vision to provide the trucks the world needs today, the innovation roadmap takes a step-by-step approach together with customers to offer commercialized solutions for select automation and electromobility applications from 2020, with a view toward full-fledged commercialization by 2030.

By 2030, demand for parcel delivery is expected to grow 50% compared to 2014.


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