INitiative seminar Transportation in the Age of Digitalisation

26 September 2019 09:00–16:00

Transportation in the Age of Digitalisation

Welcome to the Chalmers Transport Area of Advance initiative seminar on 26 September.

Digitalisation offers new opportunities to deliver the next generation of sustainable, safe and efficient transport. But increased personal travel and rising demands for goods together with even higher requirements with regards to environment, safety and competence leads to new complexities.
What challenges will the transport industry and society face? What expectations will users have and what type of solutions will be adopted? What risks can we foresee in a future that will increasingly rely on connected vehicles and shared data?
These, and many other aspects of tomorrow’s transportation systems will be presented from different perspectives at the initiative seminar “Transportation in the Age of Digitalisation” on 26th September.

The Transport Area of Advance welcomes you to a full day of discussions about future challenges.

Location: RunAn, conference hall, Chalmersplatsen 1, Gothenburg

The seminar is free of charge and open to everyone.

09.00 – 09.10 Welcome! Sinisa Krajnovic, Professor, Director of the Transport Area of Advance, Chalmers
09.10 – 09.40 The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Future Transportation Scenarios Robin Teigland, Professor, Department of Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers

Session 1: Digital Technology for Future Transport
Moderated by: Magnus Granström, Director, SAFER, Chalmers
09.45 – 10.00    Discussion on Connected Vehicles and Security Erik Ström, Professor, Communication Systems, Chalmers, Nasser Nowhedi, Technical Specialist System Security, Volvo Cars

10.00 – 10.20    COFFEE BREAK

10.20 – 10.40    Opportunities and Challenges with Connected Transport Henrik Sahlin, Master Researcher, Ericsson
10.40 – 11.00    Autonomous Driving in Mines Christian Grante, Director, Emerging Technologies, Volvo Construction Equipment
11.00 – 11.20    What Critical Metals Propel the European Vehicle Fleet – Now and in the Future? Maria Ljunggren Söderman, Associate Professor, Environmental Systems Analysis, Chalmers
11.20 – 11.30    Questions and discussions

11.30 – 12.30    LUNCH

Session 2: People – Towards Mobility as a Service
Moderated by: Michael Browne, Professor, Department of Business Administration, University of Gothenburg
12.30 – 12.50    MaaS - yesterday, today and tomorrow? MariAnne Karlsson, Professor, Design & Human Factors, Chalmers
12.50 – 13.10    The Journey, Challenges and Struggles of Ubigo Hans Arby, CEO and founder, Ubigo
13.10 – 13.30    Experience and User Preferences Érika Martins Silva Ramos, PhD Student, Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg
13.30 – 13.50    Västtrafik's Digitalisation Journey Lars Bäckström, CEO, Västtrafik
13.50 – 14.00    Questions and discussion

14.00 – 14.30    COFFEE BREAK

Session 3: Connected Supply Chain
Moderated by: Per Olof Arnäs, Senior lecturer, Department of Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers
14.30 – 14.45    How Digital Models Affect the Supply Chain Emmelie Gustafsson, PhD student, Supply and Operations Management, Chalmers
How Digitalisation is Affecting the Maintenance of Goods Klas Hedvall, Industrial PhD student and Aftermarket Solutions Analyst at Volvo GTT
14.45 – 15.05   Knowledge, Attitudes and Perceptions Towards Blockchain Among Swedish Companies - Results from a survey Jonas Flodén, Associate Professor, University of Gothenburg
15.05 – 15.25   Digitalisation and integration to drive performance in the IKEA omni-channel Supply Chain Stefan Holmberg, Process Development Manager, IKEA
15.25 – 15.45   Questions and discussion

Panel discussion: How to Ensure the Competence Needs of the Swedish Industry and the Society
15.45 – 16.15     Moderated by: Sonia Yeh, Professor Department of Space, Earth and Environment, Chalmers
Peter Ewerstrand, Senior Director Innovation & Technology Management, Volvo Cars
Ulrika Lundqvist, Associate professor, Director of Life Long Learning, Chalmers
Cecilia Hallengren Aronsson, Learning Program Manager, Volvo Group
Agneta Wargsjö, Chief Strategist, Trafikverket

16.15 – 16.30    Closing Sinisa Krajnovic, Professor, Director of the Area of Advance Transport, Chalmers

Safer – Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre

SAFER is the open innovation arena where researchers and expertise work together to create safe mobility. Our traffic safety approach covers people, vehicles and the infrastructure – and together we contribute to safer road transports and smarter, more sustainable cities.

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