Press releases, news, and insights from the world of Volvo Autonomous Solutions.
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What is compliance for autonomous vehicles and machines? Why is it relevant to Volvo Autonomous Solutions? Aleksander Vasic, Global Technology Manager - Safety gives us the lowdown on how we ensure our vehicles and machines meet the mark.
Here is the age-old thought experiment of the trolley problem: walking towards a railway, you suddenly see a trolley that’s speeding down a track towards a crossroads. One direction will hit five people, the other only one. You are able to change the course of the trolley.
Are eyes more important than ears? Does touch beat smell? Just like in human anatomy, autonomous vehicles have a catalogue of ‘sensors’ that make sense of the world in the absence of a human driver. But is one sensor more important, or better, than the other?
Volvo Autonomous Solutions has officially inaugurated a state-of-the-art autonomous testing facility at AstaZero, a RISE (the Research Institute of Sweden) test site. Located outside of Borås, Sweden, the mining and quarry focused testing facility is dedicated to fostering innovation, supporting a robust test and validate process, and guaranteeing the reliability of autonomous solutions.
2023-10-18 4 min
On the eve of a major industry milestone – fully driverless operations without a safety driver at Brønnøy Kalk in Norway – we sat down with Luca to discuss the question on everyone’s mind: when is it safe to remove the safety driver?
Volvo Autonomous Solutions (V.A.S.) and Boliden have entered into a long-term collaboration to implement autonomous transport solutions as a part of Boliden’s operations. The collaboration will cover numerous projects including the deployment of autonomous transport solutions at Boliden’s Garpenberg site in Sweden.
Volvo Autonomous Solutions (V.A.S.) achieves industry-first milestone with the removal of the safety driver in an active commercial mining operation at Brönnöy Kalk mine in Velfjord, Norway.
So, you’re looking to make the transition to autonomy on your quarry or mining site. Perhaps you’re exploring a more sustainable alternative to your current solution, or perhaps you’re investigating ways to future-proof your operations and make them safer and more efficient.
Volvo Autonomous Solutions (V.A.S.) expands footprint in North America with the establishment of an office in Texas and starts manual operations in preparation for commercial autonomous hub-to-hub transport.
2023-05-17 4 min
It was the American engineer and statistician, Dr William Edwards Deming, that famously said “without data, you’re just another person with an opinion.” A statement that rings as true today as it did decades ago.
2023-04-19 3 min
Patrik Swahn, Product Manager of Safety and Technical Compliance at Volvo Autonomous Solutions, explains how we balance fast and safe in the world of autonomy.
2023-03-20 5 min
The most dangerous part of flying is the trip to the airport goes the saying. And that is true if you consider the fact that your odds of being in an accident during a flight is one in 1.2 million, and the chances of that accident being fatal are one in 11 million. The likelihood of dying in a car crash, on the other hand, are one in 5,000.
Volvo Autonomous Solutions (V.A.S.) announces Ascend as its first carrier customer to reserve autonomous freight capacity on the V.A.S. network.
2023-02-10 4 min
I’m sure we’ve all heard the rather loaded statistic that over 94% of all road accidents are caused by human error, or theories that soon drivers will be relics of automotive history, replaced by autonomous machines, incapable of error. Perhaps then it’s already high time to concede and let the robots take over the wheel – we’d all be much safer for it, right?
Mining & Quarries
2023-01-24 4 min
When you picture a quarry or mining site, you probably envisage mammoth machines and humungous haul trucks with 100-ton loads and human-sized wheels. Because bigger means better, right?