Volvo invests in cybersecurity and self-driving transport

Volvo Autonomous Solutions is the name of the Volvo Group’s newly formed business area, which is aimed at customers in the mining industry, as well as freight transport between logistics centers and in ports.

Volvo trucks have already shown various transport solutions for heavy traffic, including the electric vehicle Vera, which without any person at the wheel can transport goods from a logistics center to a port terminal in Gothenburg.

And when it comes to self-driving vehicles, they need to be connected. Here is a weakness that external sources can try to hack into and take control. Therefore, Volvo’s truck division through an investment company has entered capital in Upstream Security, based in Tel Aviv. Their specialty is to develop cyber security solutions that, through artificial intelligence, protect connected vehicles from external threats while driving or when they are stationary.
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