Ericsson ONE is a global community of thinkers, designers, developers and entrepreneurs that make bold innovations come to life. The Asta Zero incubation project is part of the Ericsson ONE initiative, exploring the safe future of autonomous transport. Ericsson ONE is also part of investigating 5G mining technology in northern Sweden. The tech revolution is set to dramatically shift our perception of this hazardous and challenging operational environment thanks to the remote control of machines and smart ventilation. With low latency and ultra-high-speed connectivity, remote control applications help avoid having people in the most dangerous areas, and at the most dangerous times.
Photo: Boliden/Tomas Westermark
UbiGo – a pioneer in what is called Mobility
as a Service (MaaS) – offers urban households mobility subscriptions as an easier and more sustainable alternative to owning a car. Depending on the subscriber’s needs, public transport, taxi, car rental and car sharing are all available from one simple app. The service is now available in Stockholm.
Photo: Ulf Lundin, Simon Paulin/imagebank.sweden.se
HUGO is an autonomous last mile delivery robot that will travel on sidewalks and in pedestrian zones at walking speed. They stand out from the competition through its modular design. The HUGO prototype is based on a modular design where all sensors for driving autonomously are in the chassis. With this design, the robot can be adapted to deliver a large variety of packages and goods. The vision is a future where the city streets are no longer occupied by large freight trucks, sprinter vans and delivery trucks. A future where the city belongs to the people.
Photo: Hugo delivery
Cake manufactures light, quiet and clean
electric off road performance motor bikes
that combine excitement with responsibility.
The development in electric drive trains has
already changed much of what motorbiking
used to be. Having derived from a passion
for gravity sports, developing high quality
performance products, and saluting respect
and sustainability, the bikes are lighter, nearly silent, cleaner, and have very few moving parts.
Uber and Volvo Cars are set to deploy an
updated fleet of self-driving SUVs for testing.
The companies entered a joint engineering
agreement in 2016 and have since developed
several self-driving prototypes based on the
model XC90. Volvo manufactures the XC90s
equipped with key safety features that allow
Uber to install its own self-driving system.
The steering and braking systems designed
for computer control come with additional
backup steering and braking that will stop
the vehicle if the primary controls fail.
A range of sensors allows Uber’s system to
safely maneuver in defined urban situations.
Photo: Volvo Cars
For years, the privately-owned car has been a cornerstone for personal mobility, but we are entering a new era. Connected, driverless and shared vehicles are important building blocks as we reinvent the meaning of mobility. The aim of strategic innovation program Drive Sweden is to create a transport system that ensures a socioeconomically efficient and long-term sustainable transport supply for citizens and businesses in Sweden. Over its first three years of operation, Drive Sweden has attracted about 80 partners, out of which 25 percent are headquartered outside of Sweden, and 20 percent are start-ups.
Photo: Robin Aron/Lindholmen Science Park
Swedish drone developer Everdrone is
specialized in creating world-leading technology and overcoming regulatory challenges related to autonomous drone operations within the healthcare and emergency response sector. Everdrone is now investigating the possibilities of carrying out emergency deliveries of medicine and medical equipment to patients affected by life- threatening health conditions. In cooperation with Sweden’s national emergency dispatch organization, SOS Alarm AB, the long-term aim is to carry out life-saving flight operations.
Photo: Mats Sällström (Everdrone)
Viscando OTUS3D system helps cities get
objective and quantitative traffic knowledge. It automatically detects all traffic simultaneously: pedestrians, bicyclists and road vehicles. Using 3D and AI, the system counts traffic with high accuracy but also measures how road users behave and interact with each other. All data is automatically and instantly available digitally. The detailed and precise insights on mobility and conflict risks simplifies the day-to-day work not only for engineers and traffic planners in public road authorities, but also city developers and property owners. Viscando contributes to safer traffic and more sustainable, smart cities.
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The Train Brain is an algorithm used to forecast delays in public transport. It takes all the information generated in a rail network — every train, event and delay — and compares it to patterns of historical data. This forecasting model can predict delays hours before they happen. The Train Brain knows when a train is late and forecasts the risk of further delays across the entire network. The Train Brain automates real time decision-making to give commuters an alert while there still is time to arrange for an
alternative mode of transportation. A friendly
flamingo flashes every time a delayed train
causes another delay — and the screen
displays the reason.
Photo: Embassy of Sweden in US
Few men on the planet have saved as many lives as Volvo engineer Nils Bohlin who introduced his three-point seat belts into the series production of Volvo cars in 1959. There were different types of seat belts in the past, both two-point and three-point. The problem was that they did not protect their users sufficiently effectively, especially at high speeds. Volvo Cars waived its patent rights so everybody could benefit, and the three-point seat belt is the most important safety innovation in the more than 120-year history of motoring.
Photo: Volvo Cars
Photo: ICT Urban Arena
Urban ICT Arena, is part of Kista Science City in Stockholm. It is an arena for creating, testing and showing the digital solutions for tomorrow’s sustainable cities. Smart digital solutions are at the
heart of making our cities more sustainable and reaching the Sustainable Development Goals. Together with our partners from some of Sweden’s most innovative companies, academia and the
public sector we work to overcome tomorrow’s challenges – today. Here you can join our community of innovators and enablers to test, show and collaborate on your next product or service in a real
Most garbage cans are emptied according to a time schedule. This creates a lot of unnecessary driving for garbage trucks that need to check every container in its district. Some might be empty, and some might be overfull. Norrsidan Innovation solves this problem by using smart sensors that report on the amount of trash. The adjacent garbage can be fitted with a smart sensor from Norrsidans Innovation in cooperation with Vestre.
Photo: Embassy of Sweden in the US
Video: Bumbee Labs AB
Bumbee Labs is a disruptive startup in Deep Tech with Location Based Services to provide footfall data based on Wi-Fi technology. By collecting a lot of location data, using machine learning and AI together with a unique statistical method it provides new insights of people movement in urban
areas, shopping malls, airports etc. By helping public transport agencies and city managers, Bumbee Labs AB are able to create smarter societies that can reach their full potential through mobility optimization, ultimately benefitting both organizations and commuters alike. The method and data are officially approved by The Swedish Data Protection Authority which make them very unique.
The Actibump is an active speed bump that is only a speed bump for those who speed. The point of this is to let everyone driving at the right speed pass without discomfort. If the driver is speeding, a hatch, integrated into the road surface, lowers. This creates a dent in the road and gives the speeding driver a physical reminder of the speed limit. The effects have been great! There are currently 60 Actibumps in use, most of them in Sweden, in Nordic climate, and some in the warmer climate of Australia.
Video: Edeva AB
Video: Univrses AB
The world is becoming urbanized. People are moving from rural to urban centers at a rate of 1.3 million per week. 65% of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050. Capturing timely, relevant and actionable data about the urban environment is crucial for cities to keep functioning. To meet this need, Univrses is developing a game-changing platform called 3DAI City by deploying camera units on public vehicles operating in the city. The images are processed by Univrses’ proprietary algorithms to derive meaningful data relevant to the successful functioning of the city. Live information is presented in a clear simple and intuitive way.