Volvo Group Connected Solutions Innovation Lab

Big data has been a buzzword for years. At Volvo Group Connected Solutions it’s the focus of our daily work and the springboard for innovation. By collecting data from connected Volvo Group vehicles around the world we have the chance to analyze behavior and forecast the needs of tomorrow.

We believe that with a little momentum, nothing is impossible. In the face of uncertainty we prioritize speed and openness over slow and steady.

We operate at the edge of the organization where speed meets scale, ideas meet actions, problems meet solutions, and opportunities meet purpose.

We have 3 strategic focus areas:

Advanced analytics and visualization

Business innovation and foresight

Digital Technologies

Our offices

Volvo Group Innovation Lab Gothenburg office

Innovation Lab

Gothenburg

We want to be close to our customers and partners. Our Gothenburg Office is at Lindholmen Science Park, a dynamic area renown for collaboration across geographical borders. Lindholmen Science Park has become the most knowledge-intensive and expansive area in Gothenburg, and an important hub for the expanding city.

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Volvo Group Innovation Lab Silicon Valley office

Innovation Lab

Hub335 - Silicon Valley

The Volvo Group California office is located at hub335 in the heart of Silicon Valley, the global center of technological innovation and home to many of the world’s largest technology companies, putting Volvo in the epicenter of this dynamic collaboration area. Hub335 is an innovation community workspace with the goal of becoming an immersed part of the Silicon Valley ecosystem. We look forward to shaping a sustainable future together with external partners.

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Innovative projects

Volvo Group innovative project with Carnegie Mellon

How to attract the new generation of operators

Volvo has a longstanding history of collaborating with academia to develop innovative concepts to address the challenges our customers face every day. Students provide an unbiased perspective; challenging preconceived ideas and creating new concepts that help us see the problems with a new set of lenses.

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Volvo Group innovative partnership with Hyper Island

Cutting edge education

Volvo Group Connected Solutions has, together with Volvo Group Strategy, jointly entered into a partnership with the world-renowned school Hyper Island to access cutting edge education and help foster the next generation of tech-savvy creative talent. 

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Reduction of transports in the inner-city using a digitalized system

Reducing transports by using a digitalized system

Urban logistics contributes to challenges in the form of traffic congestion and poor inner-city environment, but is also a prerequisite for an attractive city. Volvo Group is therefore starting an exciting project in which industry, academia and society will jointly develop and test a system-of-systems in Gothenburg to reduce the number of goods transports to the inner-city area by 40 per cent.

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Transforming goods movement

Transforming goods movement

The Volvo Group Connected Solutions Innovation Lab are involved in a multitude of cutting-edge innovative projects critical to the success of the future. The Volvo LIGHTS project in Southern California is an important step towards transforming goods movement. The project will demonstrate the ability for heavy-duty, battery electric trucks and equipment to reliably move freight between the city’s two major ports and warehouses throughout the region with less noise and zero emissions. 

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Volvo Group digitalised loading carries

Digitalised loading carries its weight well

In a construction project, every single load is vital to all concerned since even small disruptions may have a large impact over time. With the help of load weighing and digitalisation a solution was created that not only ensures correct loading every single time, it also offers all concerned full transparency.

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We collaborate with

Volvo Group innovative collaboration with MobilityXlab

MobilityXlab

Together with Ericsson, Volvo Cars, Veoneer, Zenuity, CEVT and hosted by Lindholmen Science Park we founded MobilityXLab. MobilityXlab offers young companies with pioneering ideas the opportunity to accelerate. We believe that by combining our strengths we can push the boundaries of innovation.

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Volvo Group innovative collaboration with DRIVE

DRIVE

Our partner DRIVE is a leading innovation center for smart mobility technologies. At DRIVE startups gain meaningful market opportunities while Volvo Group are provided with early insights into the start-ups’ cutting edge technology. 

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Academia Collaboration

Volvo has a longstanding history of collaborating with academia to develop innovative concepts to address the challenges our customers face every day. Students provide an unbiased perspective; challenging preconceived ideas and creating new concepts that help us see the problems with a new set of lenses. We collaborate with:

Stanford University
Blekinge Institute of Technology
Carnegie Mellon University
Hyper Island 

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Volvo Group Connected Solutions web page & job opportunities

Volvo Group Connected Solutions