Scania, a world-leading provider of sustainable transport solutions, foresees a significant technology shift to autonomous vehicles in the transport and logistics ecosystem, leading to new business opportunities. We would like to hear if you are working on software solutions, system interoperability, or new business models enabling the operation of autonomous logistics ecosystems outside the physical vehicles.
Autonomous vehicles and their supporting systems form the critical cornerstones of future transport. Scania’s [Autonomous Transport Solutions](https://www.scania.com/group/en/home/about-scania/innovation/technology/autonomous-solutions.html) are developed with a particular focus on confined areas and on-road applications. While Scania is 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 cars. In addition, due to the wide variety of OEMs and service providers, vertical system integrations to achieve seamless independent operations and vehicle flows are costly and time-consuming.
Now, we want to partner with leading solution providers 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 the supporting ecosystem, including physical infrastructure. 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 working with existing transport management systems to handle autonomous or mixed vehicle fleets, including independent and manually driven vehicles.
On top of this, we are interested in novel business models connected to logistics ecosystems regardless of market or geography, considering the opportunity to connect them to Scania and its autonomous transport solutions. In the long run, Scania envisions shifting autonomous transport systems into an API-level ecosystem with high interoperability between onboard vehicles 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. Co-development is the preferred collaboration model in the short term, including hands-on integration work with Scania. Eventually, if the solution proves successful, various business model opportunities depend on the solution, ranging from technology licensing to a deeper integration with Scania.
Examples we're looking for
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 focused on customer needs, user-friendliness, or high efficiency. How could Scania connect these to our autonomous vehicles?
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