The future of transport is being discussed at Lindholmen Science Park

For the first time, one of the world's leading symposiums in rail traffic and road transport is being held in Gothenburg. Between 12 and 16 August, researchers and engineers from academia and business will meet to discuss the future of transportation.

Self-driving cars, more efficient railway traffic and safer transports are just some of the topics discussed by some 370 researchers from around the world at Lindholmen. It is the 26th IAVSD* symposium, one of the world's foremost in vehicle dynamics, which is being organized between August 12-16. And this is the first time in Gothenburg.

"It is a fantastic opportunity to organize the conference here in Gothenburg – the automotive epicentre in Sweden. The symposium highlights what is at the forefront when it comes to research in vehicle dynamics both on rail and road", says Bengt Jacobson, professor of vehicle dynamics at Chalmers and Competence network leader at SAFER.

Hosts for the symposium are the Department of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences at Chalmers as well as the Chalmers Railway Mechanics (Charmec) and the Vehicle and Traffic Safety Center at Chalmers (SAFER) with the support of the Transport area of advance at Chalmers.

* IAVSD is an abbreviation for the International Association for Vehicle System Dynamics, which is an organization that works to develop vehicle dynamics.

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