Envisioning the future, with 40-year-old toys

Envisioning the future, with 40-year-old toys

When R&D Project Manager Robert Sjödin was called into a one-on-one meeting with Scania President and CEO Henrik Henriksson, he wasn’t sure what to expect.

It was June 2016. At the time, Robert Sjödin had recently begun working on a project to build a research demonstrator for a future city vehicle. This type of work is always ongoing at Scania Technical Centre; projects like this are designed to investigate different technologies that could possibly be used in a future vehicle. Just normal, everyday work at Scania R&D.

“We wanted to do something new, something different.”

So it came as some surprise to Robert when something far outside of the ordinary occurred – Scania CEO Henrik Henriksson asked to speak directly to him about his project.

This short film tells the story of that meeting, and of how the vision of Scania NXT was born.

See the result – Scania’s NXT concept vehicle at UITP