2019 Freightliner Cascadia 126inch BBC with 72inch Sleeper – Walkaround – 2018 Truck World

For those who are impassioned by cars

Volvo Vera New electric and autonomous truck without a cab
Following the introduction of Volvo’s new electric trucks earlier this year, the automaker has gone a step further and chopped its autonomous truck concept down to the bare essentials with the new Volvo Vera.

Looking almost exactly like the evil autonomous trucker pods from 2017’s Logan, the Volvo Vera is the company’s latest look at what our autonomous shipping future could look like.

According to Volvo, the Vera is equipped with the same technology found in its 2018 electric trucks, which have up to 300 kWh in battery capacity with a reported max range of around 186 miles, and motors with a maximum power rating of nearly 500 horsepower. The pod doesn’t really look very aerodynamic in the way it exposes the flat end of the trailer to wind, which may be a benefit of keeping a taller truck design, but there’s no mention about aero just yet.
The Vera concept is intended to fit into the current logistics industry and to transport goods on repetitive routes over relatively short distances between fixed predetermined hubs. This means it should work on existing trailers, road networks and should be easy to integrate into existing operations, but in extremely limited scenarios.
The autonomous truck pod thing would be linked to a cloud service and monitored by a transport control center, which would be able to measure battery capacity, service requirements, what its carrying, its location, and other important stuff on the fly.

If it all works out, Volvo claims an autonomous trucking system using Vera would ideally be more efficient and able to cut down on the amount of excess stock companies need to keep around. But only if you’re on the system’s predetermined route.

It’s an interesting concept, as many other prospective autonomous trucking concepts, like from Nikola or Tesla, are building trucks that would still employ a driver to keep an eye on things.
Right now, Vera is all pie in the sky and Volvo didn’t set a solid date for implementing the technology. I would imagine there are still a lot of legislative and logistical issue to sort out with something like this.

I’ll also never forget the killer truck pods from Logan, and there’s nothing Volvo or anyone else can do about that.
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26 thoughts on “2019 Freightliner Cascadia 126inch BBC with 72inch Sleeper – Walkaround – 2018 Truck World

  • May 6, 2019 at 2:20 am
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    'Elite cockpit interior', rly?! Such steering wheel, such gauge placements, manual climate control, cheap finishing, the cheapest furniture they call 'elite'?
    So, Peterbuilt one can be named as 'Royal Dynasty cockpit interior' in this case. And Volvo's – an 'Oscar winner cockpit interior'.

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  • May 6, 2019 at 2:50 am
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    This trucks don't have no pulling power at all

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  • May 6, 2019 at 3:48 am
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    Drivers area is so much nicer… Sleeper looks crazy cheap though inside

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  • May 6, 2019 at 4:32 am
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    if it were a 10 or 13 speed it would be perfect

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  • May 6, 2019 at 5:17 am
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    automatic suck. if u float u never get leg pain or miss gears. something i relize if u know out to shift its easier to drive than automatic. much easier backing a standard too

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  • May 6, 2019 at 6:09 am
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    Es meol kenwor y volvo

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  • May 6, 2019 at 6:20 am
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    If you cant stand being with wife buy this one. You be sleeping on the roadsides for five years

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  • May 6, 2019 at 7:02 am
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    Cuento bordea su precio?

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  • May 6, 2019 at 7:38 am
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    I beat the the new 2021 KIATACO 2755 will be as nice as this POS

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  • May 6, 2019 at 7:47 am
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    Se me muy padre y equipado

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  • May 6, 2019 at 8:37 am
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    It's the spitting image of a VOLVO… AND NOT WORYH A PIECE OF SHIT….

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  • May 6, 2019 at 9:10 am
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    Muy oscuro el vídeo no se ve ni una mierda

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  • May 6, 2019 at 10:56 am
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    Freightliner allways back from other truck. The company's know this truck is for work. N for the road . all truck they need to come with CB . becuase thats part of the truck. For work. Plus they. Need to come we protection not only for the truck for the drevir too. Thats means went the truck broke donw n still on the warranty. The time to be in the shop that time the driver get paid . for his time not working. But i see this company make money they dont care customers.

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  • May 6, 2019 at 11:02 am
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    I have one that has 50k on it and it's been at the dealership getting "fixed" for a week and they still don't my it goes into emergency shut down mode!! Not very happy!!!

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  • May 6, 2019 at 11:13 am
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    Nice truck until the DEF leaves you stranded on the road and freightliner wants between $2000 and $20000 to fix it because they can't diagnose it. Knowingly installing these system that will eventually kill itself. There should be a class action lawsuit.

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  • May 6, 2019 at 11:59 am
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    Why do people have to play that same day a music every time .

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  • May 6, 2019 at 12:13 pm
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    This has to be a joke LOL

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  • May 6, 2019 at 12:36 pm
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    Common make volvo and semi team up to fight other electric trucks

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  • May 6, 2019 at 1:25 pm
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    Autonomous vehicles are a bad idea. Do you want cybercrime? 'Cause all it takes is one disgruntled IT guy infecting your system with ransomware and holding your entire fleet hostage.

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  • May 6, 2019 at 2:25 pm
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    Come on…..
    Is that a truck, or a robot ???

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