Close cooperation for future transport10/5/17
In an increasingly complex and digitalized sector, where automation, electro mobility and connected vehicles comprise the future, new requirements are being set in terms of work approaches.
The investment enables the shared development of new technology as well as collaboration with smaller start-ups, whose ideas one wants to support and draw inspiration from. In this way, the companies aim to also stimulate the development across the Swedish automotive cluster with the objective of increasing competitiveness in terms of tomorrow’s transportation system.
“The new technologies will offer many advantages for our customers and society in general. However, if we in the automotive industry are to fully leverage the possibilities, we have to work smarter, faster and far more closely with others,” says Martin Lundstedt, CEO of the Volvo Group.
MobilityXlab, which includes an innovation lab and expo space, shares the same building as Zenuity, Volvo Car’s and Autoliv’s joint venture, developing software for self-driving vehicles. Starting MobilityXlab at Lindholmen Science Park was an obvious choice for the partners.
“Soon, we will have been working here for 20 years, and during that time we have benefitted from being able to initiate, drive and coordinate projects in various formats. MobilityXlab advances the above one step forward. The shared vision, approach and, last but not least, the exhibition aspect that will act as a window into the future, will generate extremely positive innovation energy,” says Niklas Wahlberg, CEO of Lindholmen Science Park AB.