VOLVO Technology AB

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications, aerospace components and services. Founded in 1927, Volvo has approximately 92,000 employees today, production in 19 countries and sales activities in some 180 markets. The Volvo Group is an innovation company that on contract basis invents researches, develops and integrates new product and business concepts and technology for hard as well as soft products within the transport and vehicle industry. Volvo Technology has approximately 500 employees.

They participate in national and international projects in certain strategic areas, involving universities, research institutes and other companies. Through all European framework programmes, Volvo Technology has participated in a large number of projects. Volvo is also active in working groups within organisations such as ERTRAC, EUCAR and ERTICO.

Beside R&D, Volvo Technology offers specialist services in key expert functions: intellectual property protection, standardisation, information retrieval, materials technology as well as Volvo Production System. We develop functions, structures and technologies for soft products, transport systems, complete vehicles, powertrains, vehicle electronics, manufacturing, maintenance, etc. Volvo Technology has had leading roles in several existing projects related to naturalistic driving, in particular the Sweden Michigan FOT (SeMiFOT) and EuroFOT. In particular, in the latter project, Volvo equipped two fleets with 15 trucks each for naturalistic data collection in the UK and the Netherlands.

More information at www.volvo.com