Volvo's self-driving loader prototype is based on a Lego model | Engadget

Volvo can make "just one or two changes" to produce a larger or smaller loader to meet a customer's demands. The machine can haul 5 tons and can make its own decisions in a wide variety of situations, including team-ups with human workers. Volvo is eager to bring self-driving technology to construction crews, but it's taking a decidedly unusual route to get there. It should be available for a typical workday, then.The prototype isn't indicative of a production model. It does represent the "next stage" in Volvo's efforts to both explore AI and decarbonize construction, however. It's unsurprisingly electric and can last for up to eight hours depending on the job. The LX03 is also uniquely modular.
Volvo is eager to bring self-driving technology to construction crews, but it's taking a decidedly unusual route to get there. The automaker has unveiled an autonomous wheel loader prototype, the LX0… [+907 chars]