R&D and Innovations
Volvo first in the world with self-driving truck in underground mine
The fast development of more automated functions in vehicles could help strengthen safety, lower the environmental impact and raise productivity for our customers. Volvo Group has now started a field test with the world’s first self-driving underground mine truck in northern Sweden.
volvo group R&D IN SHORT
For us in the Volvo Group, technology means the aspiration to move forward, constantly working together to improve and do better. It means creative and innovative thinking, evolutionary and revolutionary problem solving - all in order to reach our vision:
Be the most desired and successful transport solution provider in the world
Number of engineers in the Volvo Group
Number of countries where Volvo Group has R&D facilities
Billions of US Dollar spent on R&D during 2015.
That’s a lot of ideas!
R&D news highlights
Present your idea
Every year a large number of inventors approach the Volvo Group with ideas and inventions. This is important input to the Volvo Group and to make sure we handle all ideas in a professional way, we have set a process for this.