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The Volvo Group Sets The Framework For A Virtual Laboratory

TNI || New Delhi || 19th March 2022

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Volvo Group has laid the groundwork for its Vehicle TechLab, which will be based in Bengaluru as part of the company’s R&D operations.

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The organisation stated in a press release that with this development, the group’s R&D activities in the country will become the largest development facility outside of its headquarters in Sweden.

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This Vehicle TechLab has been intended as an immersive virtual work area that will generate a simulated workshop eco system using technologies.

Such as augmented worlds, human body motion tracking, and believable digital rendering of vehicles, allowing Volvo’s engineers to interact and collaborate virtually almost anywhere in the world.

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As per Volvo Group Trucks Technology, India, VP, CR Vishwanath, this facility would dramatically cut the development time, enhance issue solving, as well as provide better insights and speed in generating new solutions.

After establishing CampX in Sweden, Volvo Group started CampX, its leading technology project, in July 2021. CampX has already involved around 70 startups in India and is now working on numerous demonstrations of the concept with a number of them.

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Deputy CEO of Volvo Group, Jan Grander, says the company has one of the industry’s most ambitious SBTi targets, striving for a 1.5-degree route by 2040 with net-zero value chain greenhouse gases.

By 2030, they intend to reduce CO2 emissions from all vehicles by 40%, with electric trucks accounting for 50% of all trucks sold.

To get through, they are in the midst of a worldwide corporate transition to embrace breakthrough technologies and new business models in sectors like robotics, electromobility, and connectivity.

By 2030, solutions and services will make up half of their income. As Volvo Group’s largest R&D location outside of Sweden, India will play a vital part in this transformation.

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Their goal is to provide one of the most satisfying and pleasurable workplace environments for the engineers, including a worldwide network, great work balance, adaptable workplaces, and an environment marked by confidence, openness, and collaborative effort-while also engrossed in the sophisticated tech that goes into making world-leading trucks, says Kamal Bali, President and CEO of Volvo Group.

Volvo Group Trucks employs roughly 1600 engineers in India, with the company expecting a massive spike in the coming years. Automobile garages, an electrical and electronics lab, an AR/VR lab, plus accessibility to proving fields are all part of the existing setup.