Volvo Concept Lab

Volvo Concept Lab is a joint visionary communication platform for the Volvo Group and the Volvo Product Brand.

Through Volvo Concept Lab, we showcase cutting-edge ideas and innovative concepts that meet our customers’ future needs and accelerate the transition to a sustainable future.

Ongoing research projects

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Volvo CE unveils futuristic innovations

Volvo Construction Equipment showcased a range of futuristic concepts and innovations from electromobility to intelligent machines and total site solutions at the company’s Xploration Forum in Eskilstuna, Sweden.

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Life-saving technology helps unprotected road users

Volvo’s city buses are being fitted with Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection. The new system is a combination of camera-based technology, an image processor and algorithms for recognition of pedestrians and cyclists. The system also includes a background sound to alert other road users to the bus’s approach. And if an incident is likely to occur, the bus’s horn is automatically activated. The alerts are activated when a potential hazard occurs.

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Our first completely autonomous truck

The self-driving FMX truck is part of a research and development project involving autonomous vehicles, intended to create greater business advantages for customers, mainly in the mining industry.

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Electric Road Systems

Electric Road Systems

Vehicles capable of being charged directly from the road during operation could become the next pioneering step in the development towards reduced environmental impact. The Volvo Group participates in several projects to find solutions for this future technology.

Trucks on a European tour

On the initiative of the Dutch Presidency of EU, three Volvo trucks communication wirelessly and driving closely to another travelled through Europe to Rotterdam to a final event in April 2016.

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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.