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eTWIN – Digital-Twin enabled Transition into Electromobility and Autonomy in Construction Equipment | 2021-

Construction equipment manufacturers have developed and introduced their first fully autonomous and fully electrical machines, promoting the vision of running fully autonomous and potentially CO2 neutral as the natural long-term objective of such an innovation process. The new scenario will drastically reduce air pollutants, increase workers’ safety, and create value for customers by reducing the […]

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Nya arbetssätt för emissionsfri vägbyggnation

Blekinge Tekniska Högskola (BTH), Lunds Tekniska Högskola (LTH) och Volvo Construction Equipment har tillsammans fått ett nytt projekt beviljat av Trafikverket. Det ettåriga projektet syftar till att demonstrera tekniklösningar för att kunna driva större infrastrukturbyggen 100 procent emissionsfritt genom att elektrifiera alla mobila maskiner som är involverade. Lösningen kommer sannolikt att innebära processförändringar och en del […]

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Welcome as Adjunct Lecturer, Johan Pilthammar!

WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT IS YOUR BACKGROUND? My name is Johan Pilthammar and I live in Hällevik, Sölvesborg, with my wife and four children. I work as a research engineer at Volvo Cars in Olofström with all kinds of projects related to sheet metal forming, mostly focused on forming simulations and material. I’ve previously […]

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Realization of Agile Methods in Established Processes: Challenges and Barriers

Abstract This paper presents an explorative study and the results of 17 interviews with informants from different companies. Its purpose is to identify the challenges associated with implementing agile methods along with the established procedures for early design. The study exemplifies project leaders’ experiences and implementation efforts. As leaders of design projects, they have proposed […]

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Product-service systems evolution in the era of Industry 4.0

Abstract Recent economic transformations have forced companies to redefine their value propositions, increasing traditional product offerings with supplementary services— the so-called Product-Service System (PSS). Among them, the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies is very common. However, the directions that companies are under- taking to offer new value to their customers in the Industry 4.0 have […]

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Frugal-IDeM: An Integrated Methodology for Designing Frugal Innovations in Low-Resource Settings

Abstract People living in low-resource settings at the base of the world income pyramid (i.e. Base of the Pyramid — BOP) face several constraints. To satisfy their unmet needs, integrated frugal innovations are necessary. Several studies, discussed using many names such as ‘design for Base of the Pyramid’, ‘design for development’, ‘product service systems’, ‘frugal […]

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Exploring the Use of Virtual Reality to Support Environmentally Sustainable Behavior: A Framework to Design Experiences

Abstract The current and future challenges of sustainable development require a massive transformation of habits and behaviors in the whole society at many levels. This demands a change of perspectives, priorities, and practices that can only result from the development of more aware, informed, and instructed communities and individuals. The field of design for sustainable […]

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The influence of industry 4.0 on product design and development: Conceptual foundations and literature review

Abstract Since its introduction in 2011, industry 4.0 has been coined the“4th industrial revolution” following mechanization, industrialization and IT/automation as the first three, and represents the current trend of automation technologies (cyber‐physical systems, internet of things, cloudcomputing, etc.,) in the manufacturing industry, with their potential for disruption of the manufacturing paradigm as we know it. […]

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