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. 

Volvo Group Vera autonomous truck

Volvo Group Innovation Summit

The Volvo Group Innovation Summits is a series of similar summits held in London, Brussels and Beijing during 2017, and in Berlin September 2018. They are 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.

News around the world

Volvo Penta launches industry’s first fully integrated Assisted Docking System at CES

New Assisted Docking automation technology gives the captain a whole new level of control, taking another important step toward self-docking and easy boating....

Volvo Autonomous Hauler wins Red Dot award

The TA15 – part of the TARA autonomous transport solution from Volvo Autonomous Solutions – has won a coveted Red Dot Award for product design  – the most globally-recognized mark for industrial design quality.


Nils Jaeger appointed President Volvo Autonomous Solutions

Nils Jaeger, currently President Region EMEA, Volvo Financial Services, has been appointed President of the new Volvo Group business area Volvo Autonomous Solutions. He will report to the Volvo Group President and CEO Martin Lundstedt and be a member ...

Panel at 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”.

Robotic hand interacting with a motherboard

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.

Self-driving and autonomously Volvo Truck at the Volvo Group Innovation Summit in 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.

Promotional image for the Volvo Group Innovation Summit Berlin with the Berliner Fernsehturm in the background

Volvo Group Innovation Summit Berlin

In Berlin Volvo Group presented, Vera, a system in which autonomous electric vehicles are coordinated to ensure as efficient, and safe goods transport as possible, as well as a new electric compact wheel loader concept.

Voices on Innovation Summit

Martin Lundstedt - President & CEO of Volvo Group

Martin Lundstedt

Lars Stenqvist - Executive Vice President of Group Trucks Technology

Lars Stenqvist

Thomas Bitter - Senior Vice President of Technology at Volvo Construction Equipment

Thomas Bitter

Kurt Sigle - BEM President

Kurt Sigle

Dr. Gerhard Nowak - Partner, PWC Strategy& Germany

Gerhard Novak

Kristian Holth - KB Gruppen

Kristian Holth

Udo Kühn from the German Federal Parlament

Udo Kuhn

Sebastian Schumann

Sebastian Schumann

Per Thoressen - Ambassador of Sweden in Germany

Per Thoressen


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

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.

R&D milestones