Dr. Eric Coelingh

Technology Advisor & VP
Zenuity
Erik Coelingh is the Technology Advisor at Zenuity and Adjunct Professor of Mechatronics at Chalmers University. Erik has been at Volvo Car Corporation for more than 15 years, where he was responsible for Volvo's first application of Automatic Emergency Braking and led the advanced engineering activities for Pedestrian Detection and Intersection Collision Avoidance. In 2008, he took on the role of Technical Leader for Safety Technologies, pioneering the Drive Me program, Volvo's revolutionary research project on autonomous driving, taking place on public roads, and involving local drivers to integrate autonomous driving technology into their daily lives. His ultimate vision, as well as that of Zenuity's, is to design cars that can be driven fully automatically without incident. "It is relatively easy to build and demonstrate a self-driving concept vehicle, but if you want to create an impact in the real world, you have to design and produce a complete system that will be safe, robust and affordable for ordinary customers.”