Volvo Cars to Open New Tech Hub in Krakow, Poland
Volvo has revealed plans to open a new Tech Hub in Krakow, Poland. The company said the location will be home to a key software development centre and play a crucial role in their strategic ambitions to be a fully electric brand by 2030. The Tech hub will carry full responsibility for developing complete and key features for Volvo's new fully electric cars.
The engineers in Krakow will join the Volvo global pool of talent to boost innovation speed by developing software for key areas for Volvo Cars – from core safety technology based on gained deep understanding of what causes accidents to perception and driver assistance algorithms and software for autonomous driving.
Other engineering challenges include developing next-generation connected features or supporting all development work through data analytics. The new Tech Hub should be operational by the end of 2023 with around 120 engineering minds in place. By mid-decade, the company aims to employ between 500 and 600 people in Krakow, complementing and closely linked to core engineering centres in China and Sweden, as well as other tech hubs worldwide.
"Our ambition is to attract and recruit top talent globally by being present in strategically important locations," said Hanna Fager, our chief people officer. "Our new Tech Hub in Krakow is a perfect example of that. So if you're interested in shaping the future of mobility with a brand that's at the forefront of technology development and inspired to be part of nurturing our strong culture and values, Volvo Cars is the place for you."