Swedish manufacturer Volvo has teamed up with Göteborg, its hometown, to help it achieve its goal of climate neutrality by 2030.
Volvo has big plans for Gothenburg, his hometown. The Swedish manufacturer wants to help the city achieve its objective of climate neutrality by 2030, and thus make it the city of the future.
Make Gothenburg an electrified, connected, shared and climate neutral city
“We want to use our knowledge and technology to create a city of the future that is electrified, connected, shared and climate neutral,” said Henrik Green, director of technology at Volvo.
To achieve this, the brand will create new urban areas in Gothenburg that will serve as testing grounds for future sustainable technologies.
First step: “establish a totally emission-free zone”
“The initiative, dubbed the ‘Gothenburg Green City Zone’, aims to establish a completely emission-free zone within Scandinavia’s largest port city, through a plurality of climate-neutral modes of transport and connected infrastructure. “Volvo said in a statement.
Zero-emission transport and connected infrastructure
As part of this experiment, Volvo plans in particular to circulate robot-taxis operated by M, its mobility solution, within the area. Other technologies to be tested also include “geo-capacitation solutions and services ensuring that vehicles within the area run in 100% electric mode and comply with speed limits”, as well as “road infrastructure capable of operating. connect to active safety equipment of vehicles and communicate information to road users. “
“By testing technologies and services at scale in real context, we are able to prove that if it is possible here, it is possible everywhere,” commented Henrik Green.
The “Green City Zone” initiative will start in spring 2021 and is expected to gradually expand in the future.
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