The representative of Volvo Trucks from Sweden will discuss climate neutral transport as a future trend at the UT organised Entrepreneurship Day
On the 7 of March, the Entrepreneurship Day of the University of Tartu will take place in the Pillar Hall at the Song Festival Grounds (Narva mnt 95) that will look at innovative logistics, transport and mobility solutions. Representatives of businesses and scientists will share their experiences of how to plan a transport journey cost-efficiently and sustainably and how to put mobile networks to work for the benefit of your company's logistics. Revolutions in transport will be under observation: on site, the only full size electric car in Estonia, a Tesla Model S will be presented and the keynote speaker, the environmental manager of Volvo Trucks will talk about vision and experience, how to move in the direction that transport would not have any impact on climate whatsoever.
In the first part of the seminar day, the researcher-professor Rein Ahas of the Estonian Academy of Sciences will step up among others. Since the beginning of the 21st century is characterised by an increase in the three-dimensional mobility of society, Ahas will talk about how to make mobile and social networks, stock exchange robots and other data from similar sources usable to traffic modellers and transport and logistics businesses. Among other things, mobile operations management possibilities will be introduced that will help to use a variety of resources more effectively and to ensure a better quality of work thereby. A tracking software developed by a company named Oskando will be introduced that allows all companies whose work takes place outside of the office to increase its work performance efficiency remarkably. The introduction of the system will lower daily office and communication costs, speed up the execution of the works, enhance planning and offer several options for follow-ups.
The transport planning professor Dago Antov of Tallinn University of Technology will glance at how to use traffic information in transport planning. The morning seminar block will be finished by Volvo Trucks representative Lars Mårtenson from Sweden who will speak about climate neutral transport, energy efficiency and renewable fuels.
According to the manager of business relationships Alar Tõru of University of Tartu, Volvo has made steps toward creating more sustainable transport and done it all while developing car equipment and engines using energy efficient biofuels like electricity and gas in transport. "Volvo and its partners are committed to reduce emissions arising from transport by the year 2020 by 50%," said Tõru, adding that innovative solutions from tracking software to electric cars and the use of renewable fuels all favour better planning of transport and thus the reduction of the ecological footprint.
For examination on site, there will be the only full size electric car in Estonia Tesla Model S that allows more that 500 km drives without having to charge the car.
The Entrepreneurship Day will take place on Friday, 7 of March starting at 10 AM in the Pillar Hall at the Song Festival Grounds, address Narva maantee 95.