Artificial intelligence is playing an important part in automotive industry and this has affected truck and car industry in a positive manner. Volvo trucks have played an important role in bringing artificial intelligence in automotive industry. These trucks have cameras in both front and back that are programmed to stop the truck automatically if they find a human on a road. It truly works like magic. For instance, MAN trucks have invested a lot in the technology.
A Swedish startup named Volta Trucks has unveiled its first vehicle: an electric truck designed specifically for city parcel and freight deliveries. The Volta Zero is scheduled to start production in the UK in 2022, and the company is aiming to have as many as 500 vehicles on the road by the end of that year. While it's far from the first EV designed with parcel delivery in mind -- Amazon plans to use electric vans from Rivian and Mercedes--Benz to deliver customers' orders -- Volta Trucks has forged significant partnerships that could give it a role in shaping the future of deliveries. European delivery service DPD will launch a pilot test using the Volta Zero to service customers within London's Ultra Low Emission Zone in the first quarter of 2021. The company also told Reuters that it has "well progressed with another seven or eight customers."
It may seem incongruous that the company that makes support vehicles for super-sleek Formula E electric race cars is touting an electric utility truck with a wall-like, near-vertical front window. UK-based Charge says its trucks will be lighter, have a longer range, and will be more technologically advanced than what's out there already. Charge is ready to enter the soon-to-grow electric utility truck sector, thanks to players like Tesla and Workhorse. The startup, which already makes fossil-fuel trucks ranging from 3.5 to 26 tons, says its electric trucks will be able to go as far as 100 miles on a charge, while its "top-up" batteries may allow for an additional 400 miles of range. The trucks will also be made from lighter-weight composite materials.