Volvo Trucks now introduces its first all-electric truck for commercial use–the Volvo FL Electric for urban distribution and refuse operations, among other applications. Sales and series production of the new model will start next year.
Carmakers who’ve linked their autonomous futures to Uber Technologies Inc. could feel the effects after a self-driving car from the ride-hailing giant hit and killed a woman in Tempe, Ariz., on Sunday evening.
I-CAR will develop and deliver Volvo vehicle-specific training that will be required in addition to the standard Gold Class requirements; the Volvo coursework will join I-CAR’s current portfolio of over 35 unique Vehicle & Technology Specific Training courses later this year.
All Volvo models launched after 2019 will be electric or hybrids, making it the first major traditional automaker to set a date for phasing out vehicles powered solely by the internal combustion engine.
As part of the agreement, Autoliv, Volvo, and Zenuity will use NVIDIA's AI car computing platform as the foundation for their own advanced software development, bringing together two automotive safety companies with one of the world's leading artificial intelligence companies.