Population growth, urbanization and a rapidly growing middle class are leading to an increasing need for transportation. According to the European Commission’s estimates, freight volumes in Europe will rise by 50% between 2000 and 2020. However, infrastructure will not be expanded at the same rate. If transportation is to continue to provide a driving force for socio-economic development, the transport system must be improved and made more efficient. When traffic increases there is a correlated risk that accidents will increase. Another challenge is presented by the protection of drivers and cargos. Threats and robbery are a few of the risks faced by the Group's customers and society.
The issues are complex and require collaboration between several parties. Therefore, the Volvo Group collaborates with the public sector, private sector, academic institutions and our customers to develop services and solutions that make the transport system smarter, safer and more efficient.