Shaping the Future of Mobility - Drones as a natural layer in the future transport system

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What impact will the new U-space regulations, Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning and UAMs have on Swedish authorities and entities? This topic was discussed at an event earlier this year, part of the test and demo activities in Fordonsdalen.

A broad range of stakeholders from the City of Stockholm, Region Stockholm, Luftfartsverket, Ericsson and several Stockholm based small and middle sized enterprises (SME) gathered to discuss and demonstrate the role drones will have in our future cities.

The purpose of the meeting was to raise awareness on how to drive a sustainable and responsible transition of urban mobility into space, or the third dimension. And a vital part of the event was the discussion of how Swedish municipalities shall implement the new upcoming U-space regulations, and how innovative companies are vital shareholders  in the process to showcase safe use cases delivered by drones in cities - everything from data collection, inspections of infrastructure, to first and last mile deliveries.  - to get a common understanding from authorities, municipalities, researchers and startups, in order to shape the future of mobility. 

Three small-sized innovative companies had the opportunity to present their solutions during the meeting;

-Skyqraft - visual data analytics provider helping businesses in the linear infrastructure sector to make better decisions about grids, 

-Skysense, experts in the area of tracking aircraft, the growing field of aircraft safety and protection against drone; 

-Aerit - a sustainable drone delivery service based in Stockholm.


"Unmanned aerial vehicles, or more commonly, drones, are already in use in our society for different purposes such as data collection and infrastructure inspections. The possibilities of using drones in the urban environment are endless. To establish a good balance of what use cases the citizens need and the the ones that will have the most impact in terms of environmental and social sustainability, the collaboration between the public and private sector is key" says Sara Nozkova, Mobility Lead at Kista Science City and project manager for the Test & Demo activities within Fordonsdalen.


Call for action

Are you too a Stockholm-based small or middle-sized company developing solutions with the potential to transform the automotive industry and transportation system? Would you like to demonstrate your solution to a wider audience, or test together with a potential business partner within the ICT or automotive sector? Do not hesitate to send an e-mail to sara.nozkova@kista.com.

Fordonsdalens högnivågrupp – ett andra möte för att prata långsiktighet

Fordonsdalen hade förra veckan ett andra högnivåmöte där regionråd Gustav Hemming bjöd in både regionala och nationella företrädare för akademi, näringsliv och offentliga sektorn för gemensamma samtal. Fokus var på att ge status kring Fordonsdalens framfart och diskutera hur regionen fortsatt kan driva frågorna efter projektslut 2023.

Gruppen hade väldigt givande samtal där budskapet var tydligt. Det finns både ett stort intresset och en vilja hos aktörerna att fortsatt arbeta vidare i regional samverkan för att stärka industrins omställning och konkurrenskraft.

”Stockholmsregionen är en välkänd hotspot för IKT och tech, men få vet att vårt län har en omfattande fordonsindustri. En tredjedel av alla anställda inom svensk fordonsindustri arbetar i Stockholmsregionen och ÖMS - att utveckla regionens fordonsindustri är därför avgörande för fler arbetstillfällen, tillväxt och konkurrenskraft. Digital och industriell omställning av transporter är nyckeln till klimatomställningen. Samverkan är A och O - därför är Fordonsdalen så viktig” kommenterar regionråd Gustav Hemming.

Nästa steg i fordonsdalen är att ser över och utveckla former för detta. Ramboll AB har inventerat regionens innovationssystem och detta material kommer utgöra ett underlag till planering av kommande steg. Se bifogad PDF.

Gustav Hemming lyfter fordonsdalen. Se artikel i Dagens samhälle.

Autonomous transportation – Challenge in digitalisation and solution to sustainability? 

Välkommen till detta event anordnat av KTH i samarbete med www.fordonsdalen.se. Vi kommer att ha stimulerande presentationer och intressanta diskussioner kring idéer om hur man kan göra framtidens transporter mer hållbara. Låt oss diskutera hinder och lösningar och tillsammans identifiera forskningsutmaningar och samarbetsmöjligheter. 

För er som inte har möjlighet att delta på plats kommer eventet livesändas som ett webinar. Här finns även möjlighet ställa frågor via en Q&A chat.  Här är länken.
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Varmt välkomna till en spännande dag önskar KTH:s Plattformar för Digitalisering och Transport samt Fordonsdalen

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Urban robots and shared micro mobility solutions demonstrated in Kista

Test & demo activities for Fordonsdalen took off with full speed this earlier this year!

At a demonstration day in June, part of Kista Mobility day 22, smaller growth companies with solutions for autonomous robots and smart city infrastructure were invited to put their innovations on display for a wide audience of decision makers, researchers, public sector representatives and potential business partners in the automotive and ICT industries.

The attendees could dive into cutting-edge solutions aiming to increase the pace of transition, strengthen the innovation power and business development for the city's mobility systems.

“AI-powered autonomous robots are reshaping urban spaces and city life already today. Cities are at the center of the technological changes fueled by the fourth industrial revolution such as automation and artificial intelligence.We see a rapid development of a range of technologies addressing urban challenges.” says Sara Nozkova, Mobility Lead at Kista Science City and project manager for the Test & Demo activities within Fordonsdalen. The companies demonstrating their solutions in Kista, eg ABConnect and Teraki, showcased how autonomous robots can be integrated into the urban landscape to provide smarter and more sustainable, and effective solutions in many areas, such as last-mile goods delivery, and security tasks.

Collaboration is key

New tech solutions is not all. New solutions for smart infrastructure are needed in order to complement the new first and last mile solutions. Nekkta and Livelo are two great example of Stockholm-based companies developing new ways to support people getting around the city in a sustainable way, and to re-think the concepts of shared micromobility. Shared micromobility is an innovative sustainable mode of transport that can replace short-distance travel and has the potential to provide many environmental benefits.

Call for action

Are you too a Stockholm-based small or middle-sized company developing solutions with the potential to transform the automotive industry and transportation system? Would you like to demonstrate your solution to a wider audience, or test together with a potential business partner within the ICT or automotive sector? Do not hesitate to send an e-mail to sara.nozkova@kista.com.

Map – test and demo

Fordonsdalen has developed a map that gives a clearer picture of which innovation environments that exist in the region in the areas of mobility, transport systems, automotive industry and the connection between the automotive industry and ICT area.

https://www.regionstockholm.se/verksamhet/Regional-utveckling/naringsliv-och-tillvaxt/fordonsdalen/fordonsdalen---nyheter/

New project - Supporting interregional collaborations in East Central Sweden

There is a big need for larger collaborations in the automotive industry among different stakeholders in the academia, innovation environments and SMEs. For that reason, the latest initiated project in Fordonsdalen started in April 2022 with the aim to clarify, initiate new and/or support collaborations in the regions in East Central Sweden- Västmanland, Sörmland, Örebro, Östergötland, Uppsala and Stockholm. In East Central Sweden there are hundreds of SMEs and subcontractors to the larger automotive companies in Sweden, such as Scania and Volvo. In every region, there are lots of ongoing initiatives and advanced research in e.g visualisation, batteries, software development and smarter production chain.

More information Interregional Collaboration (fordonsdalen.se)

New project - Sustainability in Practice. Free course for small and medium-sized enterprises

The course is designed for SMEs (employing fewer than 250 people) related to the automotive industry and the electrification transition.

Do you want to learn how to use different methods to identify improvement potential for sustainability? Do you know how you easily can integrate environmental improvement work into your daily work? Do you want to learn tools for introducing new ways of working in your organization and how to engage employees? This practically structured course gives you the knowledge needed to support your business to become more sustainable.

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that want to participate in the project can free of charge take part in inspirational seminars, receive coaching on site and take the KTH course ”Hållbarhet i praktiken.

Would you like to know more read previous articles with voices from the course

Scania och KTH säkrar rätt kompetens för ett hållbart och konkurrenskraftigt Sverige | KTH

Teknikskiften och hållbarhetskrav får Scania att satsa på vidareutbildningar | KTH

Are you interested? – please read more about this opportunity and contact us:

Hållbarhet i praktiken | KTH

Kursblad-hallbarhetipraktiken_V2_HT22.pdf (kth.se)