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Unique driving simulator to Lindholmen Science Park

A unique driving simulator is being installed in Lindholmen Science Park in Göteborg. The SEK 20 million investment will allow the automotive industry and the university to pursue research and development in vehicle safety.

The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute has decided to place an advanced driving simulator at the Lindholmen Science Park in Göteborg. The investment will cost an estimated SEK 20 million, ten million of which will come from the Regional Development Committee. The remaining financing will come from the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems – Vinnova – and VTI. The simulator is expected to be up and running by 2010.

”It’s very exciting that the driving simulator is being placed in Göteborg,” says Niklas Wahlberg, CEO of Lindholmen Science Park. ”It will be a great boon to our TSS Test Site, whose primary task is to develop new testing and demonstration environments for vehicles.

”The simulator will be a cornerstone for the continued development of research environments at Lindholmen, and it will be a magnet for new, exciting projects as well as a catalyst for creating new jobs.” The new technology makes it possible to conduct tests that can’t be done today, such as using virtual product development to help streamline processes.

The simulator will also help research groups attract, for example, EU funding for projects in Sweden. In the long run, this will give a leg up to the Swedish automotive industry.

For more information, contact:
Niklas Wahlberg, CEO, Lindholmen Science Park AB, +46 31 764 70 60

Anita Bengtson, press contact, Lindholmen Science Park AB, +46 31 764 70 20