Volvo Autonomous Solutions (V.A.S.) announced it expanded its footprint in North America with the establishment of an office in Texas and started manual operations in preparation for commercial autonomous hub-to-hub transport.
V.A.S. Fort Worth, Texas, office is dedicated to driving activities to set up its first autonomous freight corridors that will run from Dallas Forth Worth to El Paso and from Dallas to Houston, the company says. To prepare for commercial launch, V.A.S. adds it also started to haul loads with trucks using drivers for key customers like DHL and Uber Freight to test aspects of the transport solution and establish frameworks and procedures for safe and reliable operations.
“At Volvo Autonomous Solutions, we believe the path to autonomy at scale is through reducing the friction and complications around ownership and operations for customers. This is why we have taken the decision to be the single interface to our customers and take full ownership of the elements required for commercial autonomous transport. With the opening of our office in Texas and start of operational activities, we are building the foundations for a transport solution that will change the way we move goods on highways,” says Nils Jaeger, President of Volvo Autonomous Solutions.