Sweden's largest company, AB Volvo, has over 100,000 employees. Machine Intelligence Sweden AB has four. Now partnering Goliath and David under the same roof in CampX, Volvo's new technology and innovation centres, which was presented on Wednesday with Prince Daniel, and the energy and digitaliseringsminister Anders Ygeman among the guests.
in This, Volvo will develop future vehicles, which is electrified, connected and self-driven – a technical challenge which, according to the fordonsjättens chief engineer Lars Stenqvist get to the moon landing to fade.
" this is the biggest challenge that the engineering had to face. I have been in this industry for 25 years and it has never been so exciting, " says Stenqvist.
itself, and therefore seeks to help, for example, of the small gothenburg-based Machine Intelligence, which is a spin-off from Chalmers university of technology and specialises in using logarithms and artificial intelligence to create solutions to the industry.
Hans Salomonsson, the company ceo, describes it as a situation with only the winners. Volvo get excellence when it comes to developing driverless vehicles.
– And we get the chance to sit close to the Volvo and try our solutions in their products. I do not think that we would be able to succeed as a start-up company if we had not had this opportunity, " says Salomonsson.
but there will be space for 650 in the old industrial premises, which is located adjacent to Volvo's other plants in the Lundby. Ceo Martin Lundstedt tells how he and a few of our employees got the idea for two years when he asked the question what the old premises used to. Although researchers and students will be invited to the CampX.
"We are facing a transformation that will affect all of our future and we need to get more people into our ecosystem that can be with and develop it," says Lundstedt.
the Collaboration also together with the larger companies. In the project Sustainable Underground Mining (SUM) work Volvo already including with LKAB to make mining more sustainable.
in the ”fenced” gruvmiljön. Volvo is convinced that the self-driven trucks also will be on the highways in the future. But it can take time.
It is about technical challenges, but also about legislation and where to get social acceptance.
" We need to educate and not take too big steps at a time. People are afraid of the unknown and we need to show that self-driven vehicles, in fact, is safer than if they are run by a human being, " says Lars Stenqvist.