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.

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Electric site, reduces carbon emissions up to 95 %

Electric site, reduces carbon emissions up to 95 %

Electric site a complete site solution aims to transform the quarry and aggregates industry, by reducing carbon emissions by up to 95% and total cost of ownership by up to 25%.The electric site project aims to electrify a transport stage in a quarry – from excavation to primary crushing and transport to secondary crushing. It involves developing new machines, work methods and site management systems – together these things form a complete site solution. Prototype machines that make-up the electric site system includes a prototype electric hybrid wheel loader, and a grid-connected excavator. New technology encompasses machine and fleet control systems and logistic solutions for electric machines in quarries.

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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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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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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 talking to each-other in multi-brand platooning project

Trucks talking to each-other in multi-brand platooning project

In a new Swedish research project Volvo will test platooning to reduce carbon emissions and to improve goods transport efficiency. But the full potential of platooning can only be realized when trucks from different manufacturers communicate and find each other.

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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.