Towards sustainable mobility

RISE Viktoria was founded in 1997 at the initiative of the local industry in West Sweden. The task is to do research and development in applied information technology in collaboration with the industry, the public sector and universities. The goal is to help Swedish automotive and transport industry achieve sustainable development and growth.

We work for making sure that research results and IT applications are distributed rapidly, come to practical use and contribute to sustainable development of products, services, business and companies. All research projects are funded through competitive applications to, for example, The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems, The Knowledge Foundation, The Swedish Research Institute for Information Technology and the EU. This has resulted in high-quality research and that Viktoria has a very good reputation in Sweden and internationally.

By working closely with industry partners, Viktoria will develop user oriented, innovative services, which will have the advantage of being commercially well packaged from the very beginning. Indeed, Viktoria will play the role as supplier of specifications as well as inspirational source to the companies developing platforms and services. In this way, Viktoria will provide a neutral arena for experimenting with and negotiating innovative solutions.

Five main application areas

Today about 80 people work at Viktoria. We have five main application areas:

Each research area is managed by a senior researcher (PhD or Professor).

The Automotive competence area covers applied research with industry actors targeting IT applications and services that are based, or partly based, on in-vehicle computing and communication platforms. Examples of application areas include active safety, diagnostics or remote diagnostics, and nomadic device integration.

The transport competence area covers applied research with industry actors targeting IT applications that support transportation practices. Utilizing mobile devices embedded in vehicles or held by users, open accessible sensor-data, and stationary systems placed in the infrastructure, three examples of IT application areas in the road transport industry are transport management, intelligent transports for people and goods, and remote vehicle diagnostics.