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2015-04-13

Ericsson: Ericsson joins forces with Scania and Royal Institute of Technology in transport lab for future infrastructure

* Joint lab will explore future transport solutions as part of Ericsson's 5G
strategy
* Project is part of "5G for Sweden" inititative

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has announced that it is to join forces with Scania and
Sweden's Royal Institute of Technology (Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, known as
KTH) in their Integrated Transport Research Lab (ITRL) to explore the
transport solutions of the future.

The joint initiative, which will explore areas such as autonomous buses and
improved systems for traffic management, forms part of the "5G for Sweden"
program that was announced in March.

The partnership will feature technology experts from Ericsson, leading
scientists from KTH and industry experts from Scania who together will
jointly develop ideas and proposals to harness technology to create the
transport systems of the future.

Sara Mazur, Head of Research, Ericsson, says: "The intention of the research
is to validate and evolve technologies and solutions that can benefit
transport infrastructure in the future.

"Our expectation is to develop and introduce new products and new business
models in cooperation with Scania for the transport sector, as well as other
new markets."

Sara Mazur added: "We are very proud of our active role in the 5G for Sweden
project, which aims to use technology to improve Swedish society. The ITRL
project is very much in line with Ericsson's vision of the Networked
Society."

The ITRL Lab is set to run until the end of June 2021.

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