There was a flurry of interest when Volvo Cars and Gothenburg’s parking company presented the results of a completed project within 'Drive Me' on autonomous cars, which will benefit future mobility solutions in a sustainable city.
More than 120 enthusiastic participants gathered at the Ericsson Studio in Kista for Drive Sweden’s Annual Conference. The number of members has more than doubled over the first year of operation and a lot of resources have been put into project activities within the program.
In 2017 Volvo Cars will recruit people living in Gothenburg, Sweden, to take part in Drive Me – the research project on autonomous driving. Maybe you are interested in receiving a notification when the application period opens?
This week the yearly Davos meeting takes place, arranged by the World Economic Forum. From Sweden, 26 participants will take part, including Prime Minister Stefan Lövén. Catharina Elmsäter-Svärd, Chairwoman of Drive Sweden and former Minister for Infrastructure, will be on site to discuss the mobility of the future.
Scania will design the world’s first full-scale autonomous truck platooning operations, based on its own advanced technology. The platoon will traffic public roads while transporting containers between port terminals in Singapore.
Since our strategical innovation program was established 1,5 years ago, Drive Sweden has continued to grow and the number of partners has more than doubled since the start. The mix of national and international companies, bigger, well established businesses, as well as new start-ups, is very positive for the program.
On January 27th-29th, a Hackaway - a kind of hackathon - is arranged, where the future of transportation and travelling will be explored. The event is part of the project 'Systems and services for mobility' within the Strategic Innovation Program Drive Sweden at Lindholmen Science Park. 40 spots are up for grabs.
SIP-adus, or Strategic Innovation Program for Automated Driving for Universal Services, is a Japanese government-sponsored effort to gather the national resources around automated driving, and it has a very similar approach as Drive Sweden.