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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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    Smoovit goes electric 

    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.

  • 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.

  • Juggling work with a private life and family isn’t always easy. At Volvo Group we believe that good communication and trust, together with supportive employee benefits, provide the basis for a healthy work-life balance. Sarah Townsend, Analyst, Parts & Services Financing, is very happy with the work culture at Volvo Group – a company she’s proud to describe as socially conscious.

  • On August 23-25, 2022, we have a pop-up art-installation, at Lindholmspiren, Gothenburg. If you are nearby, visit us and take a stroll through the installation. We hope that you will enjoy time spent there and maybe reflect a bit on how you feel and what you want to do in the future.

  • Neuroscience-based software to detect driver behavior, accident-prevention systems for autonomous driving, smart charging for electric vehicles, and data connectivity and privacy are some of the innovations developed by the 11 startups that are joining MobilityXlab. They will now participate in the program for at least six months to co-create solutions for more efficient, cleaner and safer logistic and transport solutions.

  • When a good idea, a great project and skilled people all come together, amazing things can happen. That’s exactly what happened at the U Červených domků primary school in Hodonín – a small city in the south-east of the Czech Republic.

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