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Meet Johan Tofeldt

Johan Tofeldt, technical project leader automated trucks at Volvo Group Trucks Technology, talks about automation, the technology that will affect everyone in the long run, and about his job with automated trucks at the Volvo Group.

Software Product Owner Telematics

Meet Tomas Karlsson

“The most rewarding is when my team and I face a real tough problem and where we succeed to deliver although it from the beginning looked almost impossible."

"One of our most exiting tasks was to contribute to the function I-see. The truck knows the gradients of the road ahead and can maximize the truck’s kinetic energy, save fuel and reduce CO2.“

volvo group R&D IN SHORT

For us in the Volvo Group, technology means the aspiration to move forward, constantly working together to improve and do better. It means creative and innovative thinking, evolutionary and revolutionary problem solving - all in order to reach our vision:
Be the most desired and successful transport solution provider in the world  

10 000

Number of engineers in the Volvo Group

15

Number of countries where Volvo Group has R&D facilities

1,6

Billions of US Dollar spent on R&D during 2016.
That’s a lot of ideas!

Listen to your city

Imagine a city without disturbing traffic noise. Experience the Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid, a pioneering bus that leads the way in silent, clean and energy-saving performance. Discover what it can do for your city.

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Drone to help refuse-collecting robot find refuse bins

Students from three universities have collaborated with the Volvo Group and the waste recycling company, Renova. The result is a robot that automatically collects and empties refuse bins. A drone on the roof of the refuse truck scans the area and helps the robot to find the bins.

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Volvo Trucks wins Sustainable Truck of the Year 2018

Volvo Trucks’ new natural gas and biogas trucks have received Italy’s Sustainable Truck of the Year 2018 award. It was handed over at a ceremony in connection with the Ecomondo exhibition in Rimini. ...

Wireless sensors replace cables and save tonnes of copper and plastic

The Volvo Group is currently taking part in a research project which involves replacing the cables in trucks with wireless sensors. The result will be a dramatic reduction in the amount of copper and plastic used. Every year the company should be ...

Volvo Truck tests a hybrid vehicle for long haul

With the Volvo Concept Truck Volvo Trucks has developed its first hybrid vehicle designed for long haul applications. In combination with the vehicle’s other improvements, the total reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 is around 30 per cent. ...

Collaboration is key

Collaboration is key

We and our customers are facing societal challenges that becomes more and more complex. To achieve the solutions needed, Volvo Group collaborate with many partners like universities, research institutes and suppliers.

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Present your idea

Every year a large number of inventors approach the Volvo Group with ideas and inventions. This is important input to the Volvo Group and to make sure we handle all ideas in a professional way, we have set a process for this.

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R&D milestones and innovations

R&D milestones and innovations

One reason why the Volvo Group is still around after more or less 100 years is our ability to always be in the technology frontline in our industry. See our history of inventions.

R&D milestones and innovations
Materials Technology

Materials Technology

Volvo Materials Technology is a department of specialists in the field of applied material science and technology, which assists the Volvo Group, Volvo Cars and other external customers.

Materials Technology
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Image galleries

If you need pictures or films from our different truck brands and business areas, here you’ll find them.

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