Ericsson has announced that it is to join forces with Scania and Sweden's Royal Institute of Technology (Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, known as KTH) in their Integrated Transport Research Lab (ITRL) to explore the transport solutions of the future.
The joint initiative, which will explore areas such as autonomous buses and improved systems for traffic management, forms part of the "5G for Sweden" programme that was announced in March.
The partnership will feature technology experts from Ericsson, leading scientists from KTH and industry 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."
Mazur added: "We are very proud of our active role in the 5G for Sweden project, which aims to use technology to improve Swedish society. The ITRL project is very much in line with Ericsson's vision of the Networked Society."
The ITRL Lab is set to run until the end of June 2021.