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Volvo Group is excited to join the discussion around Future Cities and Towns and how we can make our world a better place today, and for future generations, during Urban October. Urban October (#UrbanOctober) is promoted by the United Nations as an opportunity for people and organizations to join the conversation around the challenges and opportunities the changes in how we live, and move, will offer us as a society in the coming years. It runs from World Habitat Day on Monday, October 3rd, to World Cities Day on October 31st.
The POLIS conference allowed Gothenburg (and Volvo Group) to shine in 2021. POLIS is a network of European cities and regions who come together to develop innovative technologies and policies for local transport – and the 2021 Annual Conference saw delegates arriving from a host of destinations and European green capitals, aiming to make a difference to the future of transportation.
As the first global truck manufacturer to do so, Volvo Trucks is now starting series production of heavy electric, 44 tonne* trucks.
Volvo Group and Rio Tinto have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to create a strategic partnership where Rio Tinto will supply responsibly sourced low-carbon products and solutions to Volvo Group and the companies will work towards decarbonizing Rio Tinto’s operations through piloting Volvo Group’s sustainable autonomous hauling solutions.
Starting in February, Smoovit, which manages the consolidation of cargo from different carriers, is now up and running in a living lab in Gothenburg. This smart logistics system will considerably help reduce the number of transports into the city. Right now, cargo bikes are being used as means of transportation, but it gets even better - DHL, one of the partners in the research project, is now using an electric truck from Volvo Trucks!
The transport and logistic industry are undergoing a digital transformation and new possibilities for efficient, safe, and sustainable services are being created for tomorrow’s mobility solutions. This change is mainly driven by three technologies: connectivity, automation, and electrification.
Nina Aresund has been appointed new member of Volvo´s Group Executive Board and Executive Vice President Group Legal and Compliance. She will succeed Sofia Frändberg who after ten years will step down from her current role and continue as a senior leader for the Volvo Group.
The Volvo Group Connected Solutions Innovation Lab hosted the Innovation Roundtable in collaboration with Plug and Play Tech Center on August 23rd and 24th. This event was attended by over 100 participants each day, offering insights and networking opportunities across industries.
The number of votes in AB Volvo has changed due to the conversion of a total of 21 Series A shares to a total of 21 Series B shares. The conversions were implemented with the support of the opportunity for Series A shareholders to request conversion of Series A shares to Series B shares which was entered in the Articles of Association at the 2011 Annual General Meeting.
Press release - Australia
“Saving lives both on and off the road” The fire sector got an advanced look at the first new Volvo FM Crew cab delivered to the industry at AFAC 2022 in Adelaide today.
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