Handing over control to technology
The future of truck mobility and automation is here as Volvo Trucks recently showcased at its Innovation Days in Sweden, writes Lerato Matebese
Automation has played a key role in making lives easier by promoting efficiencies in the way we do things, particularly in business, which begs the question — how did we ever manage before this? Technology is an integral part of our lives and continues to push the boundaries of what is possible. We recently travelled to Gothenburg, Sweden to attend Volvo Trucks’ Innovation Days, which is a workshop event showcasing the firm’s future technologies that will be part of its product offerings. According to Hayder Wokil, mobility and automation director at Volvo Trucks, automation in its trucks is there to assist rather than replace the driver, something that remains a contentious topic when it comes to autonomous vehicles. There are five levels of autonomous vehicle: driver assistance — no feet; partial automation — no hands; conditional automation — no eyes; high automation — no attention and full automation — no driver. These are all created to provide key benefits for customers — name...