Marie Carlsson leads business solutions development Emobility at Volvo Bus, focusing on understanding the customers’ daily business and how new technologies can improve the success of the customers’ and PT. She has been working for Volvo Bus since 2011. Prior to Volvo Bus, she has hold a number of commercial positions within the Volvo Group mainly in automotive logistics, transport industry. Marie holds a BBA from Karlstad University, Sweden, focus on Service Management
- June 11: Charging infrastructure & systems for electric buses
Electric bus batteries to store solar energy -second life energy - impacts Life Cycle AnalysisIn November 2018 the inauguration of what is probably Europe’s first energy warehouse using electric bus batteries took place. Batteries from electric bus route in Gothenburg, Sweden are getting a second life in solar energy storage. The possibility to reuse and recycle batteries is key when cities plan transition into electrically powered transport. Volvo Buses is taking part in a research project, the aim is to evaluate how well the batteries perform in this application and gain insight into the possibility of reuse of the batteries as Life Cycle Analysis is of increased importance.The research is taking place in Riksbyggen’s Viva housing cooperative in Gothenburg, an apartment complex that aims to be Sweden’s most innovative and sustainable housing project – Positive Footprint Housing.It's in cooperation with real estate, energy, science park companies and Volvo Bus.
- June 11: Deploying autonomous vehicle technology
The stepwise way to Autonomous – Public TransportAutomation has potential to improve productivity, safety, energy efficiency and reduce environmental impact. In 2018 Volvo Bus presented the first demo of a 12 meter autonomous bus in Sweden. Over the next two years the bus will be used in automotive research projects. Together with partners there will be unique opportunities to test autonomous solutions under realistic controlled conditions, with the objective to move vehicle technology as well as societal boundaries for autonomous transports ahead. The research projects will test i.e. bus stop docking, applications to run autonomous in a bus depot and test of platooning bus trains. Volvo Bus offer driver support today, Zone Management,a support to keep the speed limit in a predefined area and by that focus on the surroundings instead of the speedometer. A step wise approach, the Volvo way, is a safe journey towards automation .