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Volvo’s autonomous Vera raises infrastructure transformation question

Volvo has announced that its self-driving Vera tractor is going to be operating in a container shipping center in Sweden, in a partnership with logistics firm DFDS. The Vera truck, unveiled last year, is going to be limited to a pretty small run between the center and the port, but its form factor raises the question of whether we are going to have to adapt electric trucks to the requirements, or overhaul the roads and processes to suit the trucks. New Atlas has a gallery of the Vera in the new DFDS project, but the truck is essentially just a cut-off version of a conventional truck that doesn’t extend upwards much past the wheels. Because it doesn’t have to accommodate…

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