Meet Vera. She’s Swedish, and she means it, damn it. She’s a badass Level 5 Volvo robot electric tractor pod almost as low to the ground as a Porsche, only three times bigger. So low, if you’re not careful, she might mow you down before her collision avoidance and passive emergency braking systems are autonomously activated! Potential roadkill beware! No airbags need apply . . .
There’s even an ex-Ford seller in your future: the Bladerunning Volvo! Our short series on the crisis ridden Ford Motor Company, continues with the theme electric life after Ford. In this story, we address the companies that sold parts of themselves to the blue oval, in this case Volvo Group AB, the truck people, who sold their car operation to Ford in 1999, only to have Ford run away from them, selling Volvo Cars to Geely. This would make Volvo Trucks the ex-Ford sellers in your future! They too, the Volvo Truck people went on after the Ford sale to do better without Ford, that they’ve prepared a Bladerunner world for us with their get-out-of-my-way-I-mean-business-damn-it tractor pods:
Volvo Gives Us a Glimpse of a Bladerunner World of Electric Tractor Pods: Trucks So Driverless, They Don’t Even Need Cabs