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The automotive industry is changing: How can we meet the biggest social challenges?

Lindholmen Conference Centre, Lindholmspiren 5, Göteborg Wed 16 Oct 2019 at 10:00-16:30

What does the industry need to do now and in the future? How do we work smarter and faster? At this automotive conference, we discuss the most important trends and take the opportunity to be inspired by projects that actively contribute to the change that the automotive industry needs to make.

The conference focuses on issues and trends that have an impact on the industry.

The most important trends we see are:

  • globalisation
  • urbanisation
  • servicification
  • automation
  • digitisation
  • electrification
  • climate and resource efficiency

Programme for the day

9:15–10:00 Registration

Coffee and sandwiches are served.

10:00–12:00 What are the biggest challenges facing society in the automotive industry?

Introduction Speaker;
Emil Högberg, State Secretary at the Ministry of Trade and Industry Ibrahim Baylan.
Darja Isaksson, director general, Vinnova

FFI's road ahead and major challenges we face: climate, road safety and our competitiveness.

  • Globalisation, speakers will be announced shortly
  • Automation of vehicles, Erik Coelingh, Zenuity
  • Automation of production, Anna Syberfeldt, University of Skövde
  • Urbanisation, Malin Andersson, Gothenburg city
  • Service celebration, Bodil Eriksson, Volvo Cars Mobility

Moderator: Kent Eric Lång

12:00–13:00 Lunch and go on a self-driving minibus!

At 12.10 and 12.30 the minibus will run special tours for the participants of the FFI conference. Presentation of the project and questions are included in the tour which takes a maximum of 20 minutes. A bus ticket is available at the conference room. First come first served. Welcome to test future travelling!

Stop: Coggen, Lindholmen Science Park

13:00–14:30 Seminar: Choose between Climate, Electrification and Digitisation

Choose from three seminars focusing on a trend each.

1. Climate and resource efficiency

Introduced by Cecilia Ramberg, RISE.

Project presentations:

  • LCA for vehicle production, Anders Nordelöf, Chalmers
  • Stain repellent Flourine Free car Interior, Philip Gillard, RISE
  • Packaging Optimisation Principles for CO2 and Cost Efficient Supply Chains, Henrik Pålsson, Lund University
  • Robust injection molding of vehicle components with low environmental impact, Bengt Göran Rosén, Halmstad University
  • FIQA Finish Inspection and Quality Analysis, Erik Lindahl, Volvo Lastvagnar AB

2. Electrification and other renewable fuels

Introduced by Maria Grahn, Chalmers

  • What is the potential to further streamline an electric vehicle? Klaas Burgdorf, Volvo Cars. Example of a concept for the next generation of electric vehicles, Elisabet Jansson, Chalmers
  • How is Swedish subcontractors' production affected by the transition to electrified vehicles? Peter Bryntesson, FKG
  • Publications in the field of electrified vehicles in Sweden and the world, Magnus Karlström, Chalmers

3. Digitisation

Introduced by Jakob Axelsson, RISE, Mälardalen University.

  • DREAMIT - Real-time digital access management for intermodal transportation, Stefan Jacobsson, Chalmers
  • Careful GNSS positioning for AD and mass market, (NPAD), Stefan Nord, RISE
  • The Swedish Transport Administration's new roadmap for a connected and automated road transport system, Magnus Palm, the Swedish Transport Administration
  • Digital twin for development and installation of production system - DIP, Per Gullander, RISE IVF and Rolf Berlin, ATS AB

14:30–15:00 Coffee break

15:00–16:00 How do we gear up to meet the challenges?

  • FFI and innovation, Helene Niklasson, AB Volvo
  • Exchange of skills: "The challenge of the vehicle regions: What are the future issues for ensuring employment and competitiveness in the long term?", Hans Fogelberg, VGR
  • How do we switch up and get to the goals faster? Panel discussion with FFI parties:

- Darja Isaksson, Vinnova​
- Peter Engdahl, Energimyndigheten
- Agneta Warsjö, Trafikverket​
- Fredrik Sidahl, FKG​
- Mattias Bergman, Bil Sweden​
- Niklas Gustafsson, AB Volvo.​
- Kristian Abel, VP Complete Vehicle ,Volvo Cars 
- Representant från Scania

Moderator: Kent Eric Lång

18:30 Mingle dinner (at extra cost)

See more information about the mingle dinner below.

Mingle dinner

In conjunction with the FFI conference, the Automotive Summit is organised on the same premises. At the end of the day, they will host a mingle dinner. The dinner costs SEK 850 per person.

To attend the dinner only, fill in the billing information and check the Dinner box in the registration form.

Read more about The Automative Summit and sign up for dinner

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Lovisa Roupe

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+46 8 473 32 93

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Last updated 16 September 2019

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