Step into the Future: Volvo's Innovation Hub

Oct 19, 2023 
Volvo Cars is all about pushing boundaries and embracing the future. That's why we're thrilled to introduce our latest gem - the state-of-the-art Software Testing Centre in Gothenburg, Sweden. It's a testament to our commitment to shaping the future of electric vehicles and software-driven cars.

Volvo's Innovation Hub

What's Brewing at Volvo:

We're in the midst of a fascinating shift in the automotive industry. We're introducing a new generation of fully electric Volvo cars, including the impressive EX90 SUV and the compact yet powerful EX30 SUV. These cars are not just hardware marvels; they're designed to get better over time thanks to regular, over-the-air software updates.
Investing in Innovation:
To fuel our ambitions of becoming an industry leader in new technology and achieving our goal of becoming a fully electric car company by 2030, we keep investing in our in-house software development and testing capabilities. Our spanking-new software testing centre is a significant leap in this journey.

A Peek Inside Our Software Wonderland:

  • Size and Splendour: Covering a vast 22,000 square meters and with an initial investment of around SEK 300 million, this facility is the crown jewel in our global engineering network.
  • Unmatched Capacity: It's set to house approximately 500 testing rigs and digital test environments, making it a global hub for software testing and validation activities.
  • Global Harmony: Developers from all our engineering sites and Tech Hubs worldwide can remotely run software tests here 24/7, 365 days a year. It's a true global collaboration.
Welcome to the Future:
We're on the cusp of a remarkable transformation in the automotive world. Our vision encompasses fully electric vehicles, online sales, advanced in-house software, and regular over-the-air updates. And it's this in-house software development and testing that will make it all happen.
Striving for Excellence:
Anders Bell, our Global Head of R&D, is excited: "This is a state-of-the-art facility that will be the hub for our global software testing and validation activities. With this new testing centre, we've set a new benchmark for the automotive industry."
Join Our Journey:
Initially, the software testing facility will employ around 100 people, with plans to expand to 300 when operating at full tilt. Eventually, it will house approximately 500 testing rigs and digital test environments, up from almost 200 today.
Global Connections:
Our Gothenburg site will work closely with our other engineering centres worldwide. We've recently set up a new Tech Hub in Singapore, and there are plans for another software-focused Tech Hub in Krakow, Poland. Our global software engineers are working on exciting challenges, from core safety technology to software for future autonomous driving.
Be Part of Our Innovation:
We're on the lookout for software engineers worldwide. If you're up for a thrilling challenge, check out our Careers page for the latest job openings.
Join the Volvo Revolution:
Besides Gothenburg, we operate Tech Hubs in Stockholm and Lund in Sweden, as well as in Bangalore, India. Each location has its own area of focus, creating a dynamic network of innovation centres worldwide.

Discover More about Volvo's Vision for the Future

  • Get the Scoop on Volvo Cars in 2022: Learn about our impressive operating profit, revenue, and global sales in 2022.
  • About Volvo Car Group: Delve into our rich history, our global reach, and our commitment to a sustainable, electric future.
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