Innovation

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. 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

   

11.500

Number of R&D employees

15

Number of countries where Volvo Group has R&D facilities

1,8

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

Innovation news

Meet our engineers

Johan Tofeldt

Research Engineer

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.

Tomas Karlsson

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.“

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Listen to your city

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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The ROAR project - robot and drone in collaboration for autonomous refuse handling

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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Innovation highlights

Volvo demonstrates autonomous bus

Throughout the Volvo Ocean Race competition in Gothenburg, Sweden, the pioneering autonomous Volvo bus will be shown to specially invited guests. The prototype is based on Volvo’s commercially produced electric city bus, which has been modified for ...

3D printing the future for lighter engines

A team of Volvo Group engineers from Renault Trucks in Lyon has succeeded in building and running an engine with some vital 3D-printed components. As a result they were able to reduce both the number of components in the engine and the weight by ...

Testing begins at world’s first ‘emission-free’ quarry

Today Volvo Construction Equipment and its customer Skanska began testing the viability of its Electric Site concept. The system, which incorporates electric and autonomous Volvo machines, will run in a real production environment for 10 weeks – ...

Volvo Construction Equipment innovation site
Volvo Penta innovation site
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.

Collaboration is key
Volvo Concept Lab

Volvo Concept Lab

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

Volvo Concept Lab

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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
Image galleries

Image galleries

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

Image galleries
Volvo Automation

Automation

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

Automation
Volvo Electromobility

Electromobility

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

Electromobility
Innovation - Connectivity

Connectivity

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

Connectivity

Innovation

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. 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