Innovation in clean and sustainable technology today accounts for the lion’s share of the transport industry’s R&D investments. Transport, as a major industry, can speed up the uptake of innovations such as Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and clean tech.
To deliver the seismic shift required to decarbonise transport, the industry must work hand in hand with government authorities on both a local and national level. Scania’s contribution to developing electric road infrastructure for electrified heavy vehicles is a good example of this kind of partnership in action. Scania has been cooperating for a long time with the Swedish ministry of Infrastructure and Road Authority around the ongoing pilot in Sweden. In Germany, Scania and Siemens are involved in the Trucks for German eHighways project, co-financed by the German government through BMUB, the Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. A similar project is underway on a six-kilometre stretch of the A35 Brebemi highway in northern Italy, involving the regional road authority Concessioni Autostradali Lombarde.