Volvo prepares to launch self-driving truck lanes in Texas

In a June 8 announcement, Volvo Autonomous Solutions (V.A.S.) announced that it opened offices in Fort Worth, Texas, as part of a larger plan to set up the company’s first autonomous freight corridors that will run from Dallas Forth Worth to El Paso and from Dallas to Houston.

To prepare for the eventual self-driving truck operations, V.A.S. will use trucks operated by human drivers to haul loads for customers including DHL and Uber Freight.

V.A.S. says that they plan to operate on a ” hub-to-hub model where autonomous trucks take on the highway portion of the driving, operating all hours of the day and night between transfer hubs while human drivers complete local operations.”…

V.A.S. partnered with self-driving truck tech company Aurora as part of the autonomous trucking operation plan.