Scania is embarking on a development in autonomous hub-to-hub transport solutions with the launch of its Autonomous Commercial Pilot Programme. As part of the Traton Group, Scania is teaming up with US-based Plus to integrate its Level 4 autonomous SuperDrive technology stack into Scania and other Traton Group vehicles.


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The Scania Autonomous Commercial Pilot Programme marks a strategic shift towards customer-driven testing to showcase hub-to-hub technology and establish scalable operational concepts that add tangible value to customers’ operations.

With a growing demand for dependable partners in autonomous vehicle deployment, Scania’s solution distinguishes itself by its adaptability to customers’ specific routes and transport requirements. The anticipated benefits of Scania’s autonomous hub-to-hub solutions include enhanced operating efficiency, reduced transport emissions, improved road safety, and addressing the global driver shortage.

This move represents the latest milestone in Scania’s autonomous journey, building upon its testing of autonomous transport solutions on Swedish roads since 2021. The company intends to extend pilot operations with customers in other European countries throughout 2024, aiming to establish a leading position in providing autonomous solutions.

Scania trucks equipped with Plus’s Level 4 autonomous driving system are already undergoing testing on public roads in Europe, accompanied by a safety driver. The collaboration between Scania and Plus will progress from piloting commercial operations with fleets to commencing series production and global commercial deployment at scale.