Innovations within transport will reshape the cities of tomorrow. Automated driving, electromobility and connected vehicles will allow for quieter, cleaner and safer megacities to grow and prosper. 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

Watch below videos on how the Volvo Group works to provide future transport solutions

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We are building the world of tomorrow

The power of our people helps us deliver on our promises, so that when the market is ready – so are we.

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The future is now, and we are ready

How can automated, connected and electric vehicles improve societies? Watch the video!

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Billions of US Dollar spent on R&D during 2019.
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Innovation news

Volvo Technology Award: Remote software update saves time for customers

The winners together with CEO Volvo Group, Martin Lundstedt and Lars Stenqvist, CTO Volvo Group. Missing in the picture: Rick Randall, Adenir Silvia,Jonatan Gaeskeby- Mars, Marty Foulks and Divya Dayal.


Mr. Patent reaches 100

The Volvo Group’s most-patented employee of all time has reached a milestone that few other inventors can even dream of. Anders Eriksson, a Product Manager at Group Trucks Technology, – fondly known as “Mr. Patent” – now has an impressive 100 ...

Stena gives Volvo bus batteries a second life

The commercial service lives of bus batteries are significantly extended and natural resources are conserved. That is the result of a new cooperation between Volvo Buses and Stena Recycling subsidiary Batteryloop. After the batteries are removed ...

Meet our engineers

Gustav Carlsson - Product owner for the electromobility simulation team at GTT

Gustav cycled behind a refuse truck for nine hours

Meet Gustav Carlsson

Developing Volvo Trucks′ electromobility offering is sometimes hard work. We meet Gustav Carlsson, product owner for the electromobility simulation team at GTT, to find out more about the legwork that goes on behind the scenes.

Meet Gustav Carlsson
Christian Grante - Director at Emerging Technology at Volvo CE

Director Emerging Technology

Meet Christian Grante

Christian grante and his team at Volvo CE are tasked with looking into the future.Their aim is to discover new technology, investigate future trends and understand what is going on. An assignment that suits Christian perfectly.

“Technology is incredibly fun, so I have the coolest job in the Volvo Group,” he says.

Meet Christian Grante
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A global career developing the technology of tomorrow

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Listen to your city

Imagine a city without disturbing traffic noise. Experience the Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid, a pioneering bus that leads the way in silent, clean and energy-saving performance. Discover what it can do for your city.

Explore Volvo Buses' Offer
Drone from the ROAR project helping refuse collecting robot find refuse bins

Drone to help refuse-collecting robot find refuse bins

Students from three universities have collaborated with the Volvo Group and the waste recycling company, Renova. The result is a robot that automatically collects and empties refuse bins. A drone on the roof of the refuse truck scans the area and helps the robot to find the bins.

Explore more about the ROAR project

Innovation highlights

Volvo demonstrates autonomous bus

Throughout the Volvo Ocean Race competition in Gothenburg, Sweden, the pioneering autonomous Volvo bus will be shown to specially invited guests. The prototype is based on Volvo’s commercially produced electric city bus, which has been modified for ...

3D printing the future for lighter engines

A team of Volvo Group engineers from Renault Trucks in Lyon has succeeded in building and running an engine with some vital 3D-printed components. As a result they were able to reduce both the number of components in the engine and the weight by ...

Testing begins at world’s first ‘emission-free’ quarry

Today Volvo Construction Equipment and its customer Skanska began testing the viability of its Electric Site concept. The system, which incorporates electric and autonomous Volvo machines, will run in a real production environment for 10 weeks – ...

Volvo Construction Equipment innovation site
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An electric Volvo Bus being recharged

Collaboration is key

We and our customers are facing societal challenges that becomes more and more complex and the pace with which we have to deliver becomes faster and faster. The complexity drives the need to collaborate to achieve sustainable solutions for the future.

Learn more about our partnerships
Volvo Concept Lab

Volvo Concept Lab

Volvo Concept Lab is a joint visionary communication platform for the Volvo Group and the Volvo Product Brand.

Volvo Concept Lab

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R&D milestones and innovations

One reason why the Volvo Group is still around after more or less 100 years is our ability to always be in the technology frontline in our industry. See our history of inventions.

R&D milestones and innovations
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Materials Technology

Volvo Materials Technology is a department of specialists in the field of applied material science and technology, which assists the Volvo Group, Volvo Cars and other external customers.

Materials Technology
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Image galleries

If you need pictures or films from our different truck brands and business areas, here you’ll find them.

Image galleries
White illustration of a two cogwheels representing Volvo Automation


We believe that automation will redefine the commercial transport solutions that most of us rely on every day.

White illustration of a lightnnig bolt representing Volvo Electromobility


Electromobility is changing the automotive world and in the near future it will also change how we plan our cities and infrastructure.

Innovation - Connectivity


Volvo Group has the industry’s broadest customer offering of connectivity solutions for trucks, buses and construction equipment.