The eight research projects are among the first for which the Volvo Group is to receive financing within the framework of strategic vehicle research and innovation (FFI), a cooperative program between the Swedish Government and the automotive industry that commenced on January 1. The automotive industry accounts for more than half of the program’s entire budget of approximately SEK 1 billion per year.
“This type of cooperation between the Volvo Group, authorities, universities and suppliers ensures that we are even better equipped to address future challenges in the area of environmental technology,” says Urban Wass from AB Volvo’s Public Affairs department, who has responsibility for research cooperation.
The eight new research projects that will be partly financed by the Swedish Government have a total combined budget of slightly more than SEK 200 M. The projects are:
At the beginning of the year, the Volvo Group was granted partial government funding for its first projects within the FFI framework. The projects are related to such subjects as safer vehicles, efficient transport solutions, new materials, advanced electronics and new production technology.
For further information, contact Urban Wass, Volvo Group Public Affairs, email@example.com, tel +46 31 664436