Volkswagen AG

12/14/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 12/14/2019 13:55

With “Project Qatar Mobility”, Volkswagen announces a concept for autonomous shuttles in cooperation with the Doha public transit network. In many places, the Group is pressing[...]

Traton Group SE is also a pioneer in the commercial vehicle and bus sector. Together with its subsidiary Scania, Traton is advancing a transport infrastructure project in the Swedish municipality of Barkarby near Stockholm, where a pilot site for the development and testing of autonomous driving functions is currently being constructed.

In 2019, Scania also launched two autonomous concept vehicles. The new battery-powered and self-propelled NXT concept vehicle was designed specifically for urban environments. Using a modular system, the NXT can perform various urban tasks: as a shuttle for commuters in the morning and evening, as a delivery vehicle during the day and as a garbage truck at night.

The AXL autonomous concept truck does not require a driver's cab at all and places the company's modular system at the center of the design. 'With the Scania AXL concept truck, we are taking a significant step towards the smart transport systems of the future, where self-driving vehicles will play a natural part,' says Henrik Henrik Henriksson, President and CEO of Scania.