For safer, cleaner and more efficient transport in the future

The future of transportation

This is our view of the future of transport and infrastructure solutions.

An increasing global population, booming e-commerce and a growing, connected middle class contribute to rising demand for construction and transportation in the future. Climate change, congested cities and hazardous road and working conditions call for future transportation technology and systems solutions that are safer, cleaner and more efficient.

In this section, we explore the megatrends that form the future of transportation and how the Volvo Group aims to shape the world we want to live in. Make sure to bookmark this future of transportation page to follow the continuous updates.

The future of transportation | Volvo Group

Part 1: Urbanization

In 2030, we will be 8.6 billion people and 70% of us will live in cities. We will need new infrastructure and with it efficient means to transport people, goods and waste. Transport in the future will be urban.

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Megatrend digitalization


The internet is shifting the power to the hand of the consumers. Speed of change and new partnerships will be imperative to stay in the race.

Megatrend globalization


The global population is growing, but the world is shrinking. People, goods and ideas flow between countries – but will the megatrend continue?

Megatrend sustainability


Already now in focus, by 2030 all businesses will need to consider their impact on environmental, social, and economic sustainability.

Urban mobility and transportation stories

The future for our cities

Two thirds of the global population will be living in cities by 2050. Urbanization is a global megatrend – with many different expressions. This is the story of how four growing cities are creating their own unique solutions towards a sustainable ...

“We need to have a holistic perspective”

What will happen with public transport in the post-Covid-19 era? And as the cities of the world continue to grow – how do we at the same time make them cleaner, quieter and safer? Håkan Agnevall, President of Volvo Buses, outlines challenges and ...

"We need to explore different ways of planning and building our cities"

Currently transportation systems contribute a big share of greenhouse gas emissions. Shared and automated mobility, renewable cars and solar paved highways are some major innovations just around the corner. These have the potential to completely ...

Children waving to a Volvo truck driver

Road traffic safety is key for urban transportation

Towards a safer future

Innovation areas for safer, cleaner and more efficient transport in the future

White illustration of a two cogwheels representing Volvo Automation


We believe that automation will redefine the commercial transport solutions that most of us rely on every day.

White illustration of a lightnnig bolt representing Volvo Electromobility


Electromobility is changing the automotive world and in the near future it will also change how we plan our cities and infrastructure.

Innovation - Connectivity


Volvo Group has the industry’s broadest customer offering of connectivity solutions for trucks, buses and construction equipment.

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