Any thought that UD Trucks wouldn’t be part of Volvo Trucks push towards cutting-edge driveline and autonomy tech can be put to the side with confirmation the Japanese brand will be pushing in those directions from now on.
UD Trucks today released a new roadmap that it intends to implement – ‘Vision 2030’.
They say it’s all about ‘Smart Logistics’ and meeting the needs of the globe, with the key message being the introduction of fully-electric and autonomous trucks towards 2030.
The first signs of the strategy will be seen from 2020 when, according to UD Trucks, we will see a “step-by-step approach together with customers to offer commercialized solutions for select automation and electromobility applications.”
The truck manufacturer saying that with an expected doubling of demand for parcel delivery services by 2030, the logistics industry faces significant challenges, including a responsibility to reduce CO2 emissions and driver shortages.
UD Trucks Chairman Joachim Rosenberg saying the brand believes transformative innovations in automation and electromobility are key to overcoming these challenges.
“When delivering on our promise to provide the trucks and services the world needs today, we have always done things a bit differently from others in our industry.
“As we now look forward, we are convinced that the world needs Smart Logistics.”
The first step for UD Trucks towards achieving these goals will be a series of demonstrations of autonomous driving and electric drive prototypes to be carried out from this year.
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We will bring you more details and information on UD Trucks push towards electrification and autonomy as further info comes to hand.
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