Ericsson in pact with KTH to explore transport solutions

Ericsson announced its partnership with Scania and Sweden’s Royal Institute of Technology (Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan, known as KTH) in their Integrated Transport Research Lab (ITRL) to explore the transport solutions of the future.

The joint initiative will explore areas such as autonomous buses and improved systems for traffic management.

The partnership, which is part of 5G for Sweden project announced in March, will feature experts from Ericsson, scientists from KTH and experts from Scania who together will jointly develop ideas and proposals to harness technology to create the transport systems of the future.

Sara Mazur, head of Research, Ericsson, said: “The intention of the research is to validate and evolve technologies and solutions that can benefit transport infrastructure in the future. Our expectation is to develop and introduce new products and new business models in cooperation with Scania for the transport sector, as well as other new markets.”

The ITRL Lab is set to run until the end of June 2021, said Ericsson.