The mission of KRABAT from the Government’s innovation partnership program, “The next generation’s travel and transport,” is to run a self-driving, electric and shared vehicle project in a system solution that can push Sweden against a shift in the transport system. To implement this on a large and full scale, huge investments are needed from all involved players, but demonstrations and reality-driven pilots are initially critical to creating a sigh among users to radically change the way in which they have so far solved their mobility. And this is what KRABAT wants to accomplish.
KRABAT comprises six sub-projects
- Two of them aim at deploying fully automatic and electrified minibuses in real applications;
- Volvo Buses works in a subproject to streamline existing electrified city buses using automated features such as automatic stop docking and bus trains.
- Volvo Cars works with Hertz and others to enable a car sharing service through new technical and business solutions.
- A subproject is working to connect a number of traffic signals to Drive Sweden's Innovation Cloud to enable optimization of connected and automated vehicles.
Read the final report and more documents here:
Final report WP 7 Connected Traffic Signals
Drive Sweden Innovation Cloud KRABAT WP7 Architecture
Latency Gbg stad Linnéplatsen – Volvo Cars Cloud 20180926
Interpretation of utilization of the SAEJ2735 ISO 19091
- The last part, Policy Lab, works with finding and trying innovative solutions to regulatory issues, existing laws create barriers to exploiting new technology and new business models.
Read their position papers here (only in Swedish):
Regelsverksinnovation i Sverige: Från förmånsbilar till förmånsmobilitet
Regelverksinnovation för P2P bildelning i Sverige
- There is also a project focusing on improving testing of self-driving vehicles in challenging traffic situations. Read more here
- Another initiative is focusing on 5G connectivity, by deploying connected, autonomous minibuses in Stockholm. Read more here