Data was the main topic when about 100 Drive Sweden Forum participants gathered at IBM in Kista. Keynote speaker Professor Sonia Yeh from Chalmers described how big and continuous data can improve mobility transitions and students from Konstfack shared visualized ideas on automated buses.
In Beijing, the topic of the day was road safety, as specialists from China, Sweden and also Canada shared their insights. Amongst the Swedish representatives were Anna Johansson, Minister for lnfrastructure and Jan Hellåker, Program Director, Drive Sweden.
"The car industry needs to change to reflect new consumer demands," said Håkan Samuelsson, CEO Volvo Cars, at the UN Global Compact Network meeting in Gothenburg. "“Our customers want safer, more sustainable and convenient cars. I am confident that our next generation of fully autonomous, electrified and connected vehicles will help make the cities of the future cleaner, safer and smarter.”
In an interview in the Swedish magazine 'Ny Teknik' (New Technology), Jan Hellåker, program manager of Drive Sweden, shares his thoughts and insights regarding the challenges that are linked to automated transports. He emphasizes the importance of the new technology being applied from a societal perspective.
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.