Creating with others

Creating the sustainable mobility solutions of the future is not something we can do on our own. We believe that two heads are better than one, so we partner with others who can help us broaden our expertise and make sure we are always on the right track. Explore some of the things we’ve been working on below:

LOOKING FORWARD
Chalmers University of Technology:  Who better to help us strengthen and develop education, research and innovation in the automotive industry than major universities in Sweden? Our long standing collaboration with the prestigious Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg ensures we have access to future generations of talented and well-educated engineers and allows us to collaborate on research on future technologies.

TACKLING ROAD SAFETY
China-Sweden Research Centre for Traffic Safety: We cannot reach our target of no one being killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo by 2020 without looking at road safety across the world. We work with such partners as the China-Sweden Research Centre for Traffic Safety in Beijing alongside Volvo Group, the Chinese Ministry of Transport’s Research Institute of Highway and the Tongij University in Shanghai and Chalmers University of Technology. This Centre will act as a platform for research into traffic safety and support government decision-making in matters relating to traffic safety.

SARTRE: Ever wondered what a roadtrain was and did you know it could be more comfortable, greener and safer than driving? Read about SARTRE, our joint project to allow vehicle platoons to operate on normal public highways.

DRIVE ME – SELF-DRIVING CARS FOR SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY
Volvo Cars will play a leading role in the world’s first large-scale autonomous driving pilot project in which 100 self-driving Volvo cars will use public roads in everyday driving conditions around the Swedish city of Gothenburg. This ground-breaking project is a joint initiative between Volvo Car Group, the Swedish Transport Administration, the Swedish Transport Agency, Lindholmen Science Park and the City of Gothenburg.

Video: Drive me – Self-driving cars for sustainable mobility

COLLABORATING WITH OUR SUPPLIERS
The V60 Plug-in Hybrid battery project with LG Chem:  The hybrid battery is the biggest, most complex, and most expensive unit in a hybrid with specific manufacturing challenges. When LG Chem of South Korea was chosen to deliver the new Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid battery, our technical experts spent months working with them on-site to extend their safety measures and train LG Chem’s quality organisation. 

A strategic cooperation on electrified cars between Volvo Cars and Siemens: We are delivering a new demo fleet of pure electric C30 cars, the second generation – the first physical result of this partnership for the future’s electrified cars.

STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT
Our stakeholders help guide our decision making process through on-going stakeholder engagement activities and structured consultations. As part of our sustainability reporting process, we aim to identify the issues that stakeholders see as most relevant for us to work with and report on. Read more in our Sustainability Report.