Innovation Summit

Smart cities – infrastructure and transport of the future

Innovation Summit

Innovations within transport will reshape the cities of tomorrow. Automated driving, electromobility and connected vehicles will allow for quieter, cleaner and safer megacities to grow and prosper.

We are witnessing the beginning of a paradigm shift in transport and mobility that will revolutionise how our societies are organized. 

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Volvo Group Innovation Summit 2017

The Volvo Group Innovation Summits is a series of similar summits held in London, Brussels and Beijing during 2017, designed to further the debate and introduce new thinking on prominent current issues, including air quality and pollution, congestion, health & road safety. The summits also included demonstrations of some of Volvo Group’s latest, innovations in research & development for example the electric hybrid bus, the autonomous refuse truck and the self-driving truck, driving autonomously from one hub to another.

Voices on Innovation Summit

Martin Lundstedt

Martin Lundstedt

“At Volvo Group, by focusing on what we see as three key technology areas - automation, electromobility and connectivity -we aim to contribute to safety and productivity gains as well as environmental sustainability, which will have greatly positive impacts for societies”, says Martin Lundstedt, President and CEO at Volvo Group.

Lars Stenqvist

Lars Stenqvist

“We are at a start of a paradigm shift in transport which will reshape the cities and societies we live in. We are looking at three strong trends: automated driving, electromobility, and connectivity. Each one of these technology areas has the potential to impact mobility of goods and people and when they converge, they will radically transform transport.” says Lars Stenqvist, Chief Technology Officer at Volvo Group.

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Volvo Group Innovation Summit London

Volvo Group Innovation Summit London

In London, the Volvo Group Innovation Summit was focusing on “Smart Cities – infrastructure and transport of the future”.

Volvo Group Innovation Summit Brussels

Volvo Group Innovation Summit Brussels

In Bryssels, leaders in the transport sector talked about the industry’s rapidly digitizing future and how the industry can positively impact society.

Volvo Group Innovation Summit Beijing

Volvo Group Innovation Summit Beijing

In Beijing smart societies of the future and a self-driving truck, driving autonomously from one hub to another was in focus.

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Innovation within Volvo Group

Innovation

For us in the Volvo Group, technology means the aspiration to move forward, constantly working together to improve and do better.

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R&D milestones

R&D milestones

The Volvo Group builds on 90 years of corporate history defined by value-led innovation. Our commitment to quality and safety is rooted in the visionary approach of our founding fathers, Assar Gabrielsson and Gustaf Larson and their aim to produce safe, high-quality vehicles.

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