The telecom industry has spearheaded technological development, not least within connectivity. The automotive industry is now taking over that role, according to Simona Bamerlind at HiQ in the last of Business Region Göteborg's series of articles about the technology consulting industry.
Vehicle electrification is going to increase dramatically and the Gothenburg region's automotive cluster has a tremendous advantage with its extensive knowledge in the field of electrical architecture, says Martin Wahlgren, CEO of Consat, part of Netgroup Engineering, in Business Region Göteborg's series of articles about the technology consulting industry.
You have to train for a long time before you can jump really high, and the same applies to building complex and safe systems such as self-driving vehicles, comments Christian U Larsson of ÅF Consult in Business Region Göteborg's series of articles on the technology consulting industry.
The self-driving car is part of the city ecosystem of the future and no longer tops the pyramid. This is an area where the Gothenburg region has a substantial competitive advantage thanks to our openness and ability to collaborate well, says Carl-Johan Aldén at Semcon in Business Region Göteborg's series of articles on the technology consulting industry.
The technology consulting industry plays an extremely important role in the Gothenburg region's automotive cluster. It adds dynamism to the labour market, transfers skills between industries and increases innovation and new enterprise.
In a series of articles, Business Region Göteborg will take a look at the industry and some of its key players.
After many years supplying safety-critical systems to the defence industry, Gothenburg-based Carmenta is now taking on the automotive industry.
"We believe that we can bring something new to the table," says Kristian Jaldemark at Carmenta Automotive.
A green, open and inviting campus where many actors meet to create the future transport solutions. This is the idea behind Campus Lundby which will be Volvo’s global centre for development. The aim is to break ground in 2019.
The development of self-driving cars is encouraging brand new partnerships in Gothenburg. Volvo Cars and Autoliv are investing heavily in their joint venture Zenuity. Parallel to this, the way is opening for innovative startup companies.
Eye tracking, entertainment, apps and smart security. Extreme specialists will be the winners when the automotive industry's supply chain is remodelled from scratch.
World-class innovation capacity and invaluable automotive expertise. Those were the deciding factors when Toyota chose to locate its development unit for automated forklifts in Lindholmen. And in just a few years, Toyota Material Handling Logistics Solutions has grown dramatically – and expects to more than double its employee numbers in the coming years.
The Swedish government has promised to invest SEK 1 billion in a new test environment for electric vehicles in Lindholmen. This further strengthens the Gothenburg region's position as one of the world's leading clusters in the transformation of the automotive industry.
As cars take over increasingly more tasks, drivers have time for other things. This is why the digital driver environment is the automotive industry's next big thing. And it's a business that's growing rapidly in Gothenburg.
A self-driving car can steer itself using its sensors, but also needs an overall strategic plan. This is something that HERE Technologies is working on with its latest mapping technology where the map helps the sensors put the car in context in real time.
"Eventually, these systems will be so good that they'll be able to assess every situation on the roads," says Petter Djerf at HERE in Gothenburg.
Smart vehicles are creating new business opportunities for Ericsson. The company's operations in Lindholmen are part of the digitisation of the automotive industry and transportation systems, a development that favours Gothenburg.
Geely’s establishment in Gothenburg has sparked big interest among leaders in China. Zhejiang province’s top politician recently met with Gothenburg’s political leaders.
When the internet went mobile and Apple launched the iPhone, people's lives and the business logic of most industries was changed forever. But what we're seeing now in Gothenburg's automotive industry is even bigger.
The world's automotive industri is about to turn upside down. And Gothenburg is at the forefront conducting world leading research. This conversion is, at the same time, a great opportunity and a fate for the Gotheburg region.
The expertise found in western Sweden's automotive cluster weighed heavily in Chinese automotive group Geely's decision to build its European innovation centre at Lindholmen Science Park in Gothenburg. This investment will see the construction of a new building with some 70 to 80 thousand square metres of floor space for more than 3,500 people.