Autonomous Transport Systems with Scania

Autonomous transport solutions
System interoperability
Vehicle fleet management
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Industry

Sustainable Transport Systems

Revenue

2021

€14B

Employees

2021

54,000

Connected vehicles

2021

485k+

About

Scania, a world-leading provider of sustainable transport solutions, foresees a major technology shift to autonomous vehicles in the transport and logistics ecosystem, which leads to entirely new business opportunities. In case you are working on software solutions, system interoperability, or new business models enabling the operation of autonomous logistics ecosystems outside the physical vehicles, we would like to hear from you.

Opportunity overview

Autonomous vehicles and their supporting systems form the key cornerstones of future transport. Scania’s Autonomous Transport Solutions are developed with a particular focus on confined areas and on-road applications. While Scania are already working hard to enable the operation of autonomous vehicles, up to today, most of the solutions contributing to handling and optimizing vehicle fleets and transport systems are focused on manual rather than autonomous vehicles. In addition, due to the wide variety of OEMs and service providers, vertical system integrations to achieve seamless autonomous operations and vehicle flows are costly and time-consuming.

Now, we want to partner up with leading solution providers that are working on new ways of handling autonomous vehicles outside the vehicle itself, covering how vehicle fleets are operated and controlled. Furthermore, we seek to form a clear picture of what the supporting ecosystem, including physical infrastructure will look like. The solutions we are looking for could cover anything from satisfying a component of an autonomous system, to offering internal or client-facing solutions, such as new software systems or add-ons to existing ones. We are especially interested in solutions that can work together with existing transport management systems in handling autonomous or mixed vehicle fleets, including both autonomous and manually driven vehicles.

On top of this, we are interested in novel business models connected to logistics ecosystems regardless of market or geography, taking into consideration the opportunity to connect them to Scania and its autonomous transport solutions. In the long run, Scania envisions a shift of autonomous transport systems into an API-level ecosystem with high interoperability between different on-board vehicle systems and transport management systems.

Your opportunity with Scania

Working with Scania, a world-leading provider of sustainable transport solutions, the selected solution providers will get technical and financial support from Scania and an opportunity to test the solution together in a real-world environment. In the short term, co-development is the preferred collaboration model, including hands-on integration work with Scania. Eventually, if the solution proves successful, there are a variety of business model opportunities depending on the solution, ranging from technology licensing to a deeper integration with Scania.

Focus Areas

Examples of solutions we’re interested in

Autonomous vehicle fleet management

We want to partner with companies with innovative solution(s) for handling or optimizing autonomous or mixed vehicle fleets in on-road or confined areas. While we are interested in novel solutions and systems, the proposed solution should preferably be integratable to existing transport and logistics systems such as transport management systems.

Autonomous system interoperability

We are interested in solutions that help Scania to integrate its vehicles into various fleet management systems to steer and control the vehicles. Moreover, we want to integrate with supporting infrastructure covering activities such as vehicle loading and unloading, charging, or trailer switching. Would your solution help us to achieve higher interoperability between autonomous transport systems to move autonomous transports towards more seamless vehicle and fleet operations?

Novel autonomous system business models

We are also interested in innovative business models for autonomous logistics systems that are focused on customer needs, user friendliness, or high efficiency. How could Scania connect these to our autonomous vehicles?

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