Together, these challenges result in an increased need for sustainable and efficient solutions for the transportation and infrastructure sector. In parallel, they set raised requirements for the Volvo Group and its ability to supply the right products and services. The Volvo Group’s vision is to be world leader in sustainable transportation solutions. The Group works continuously on a wide front to improve the transportation of goods and people. Three concrete examples of how the Volvo Group is already designing transport systems of the future are Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), Green Corridors and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS).
Bus Rapid Transit
Public transport plays a decisive role in solving congestion and air pollution in major cities. Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is an extremely effective public transport solution that meets growing transportation needs in cities around the world. A combination of high-capacity buses, exclusive bus lanes with priority at junctions, efficient ticket systems, traffic management and passenger information makes BRT an effective solution for transporting many people quickly, simply and comfortably. Read more about BRT.
The aim of Green Corridors is to increase efficiency and safety while reducing environmental impact through concentrating freight traffic between major centers via efficient motorways, sea routes and railways that complement each other. Read more about Green Corridors.
Intelligent Transport Systems
Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) is an area experiencing rapid growth. The combination of new technology with advanced IT and communication technology offers major opportunities to reduce congestion, environmental impact and increase safety. Smart vehicles that communicate with each other and their operating environment enable traffic to be efficiently controlled and for fuel efficiency to be improved through the provision of real-time assistance to drivers by various sensors that assist the driver in monitoring other vehicles and traffic. Read more about ITS.