HiQ innovates together with Volvo Cars

Within just a short time Volvo Cars has launched two new concepts for the cars of tomorrow – concepts where technology creates added value for you as a driver and purchaser.

Two concepts where HiQ has been involved in both developing and implementing the technology.

"Concept 26" looks at what we as drivers want to do with our time once the car itself has taken over control of the steering wheel. That can be relaxing, watching films, playing games, working, calling friends, taking part in a meeting, or something totally different. The choice is yours. But you also need to be feel secure when you hand over to the autonomous system, which is why safety, HMI, predictive technology and new services are the cornerstones in the development of this concept.

The development of new technology and new services creates possibilities that extend beyond the physical limitations of the vehicle, something that is particularly clear in the second concept launched recently. This uses "mixed reality" on Microsoft's new platform, which raises the experience of both buying and driving a car to a totally new level.

"Virtual reality technology has now matured to the stage where we can start to see genuine customer benefits. Today we are able to access this technology though mobile devices, and this opens up entirely new business opportunities," says Patrik Sahlsten, Vice President and Business Area Manager at HiQ in Gothenburg.

In addition to collaboration with Volvo Cars, HiQ has also started several concept and development projects with virtual reality applications in education and communication –fields in which technology has the potential to revolutionise the way we learn new things and interact with other people, in real life and in virtual environments that reproduce the sensation of actually being there.

"Virtual reality is one example of how technology can contribute to a world of greater understanding and one that is more fun. These are exciting times, filed with endless possibilities. Never before have we had so much technical capacity to create change. Now we need more brilliant people to join us on our exciting journey," says Lars Stugemo, CEO and President of HiQ.

More about the concept

Video: Concept 26

Video: Mixed Reality


Lars Stugemo

Get in touch

Lars Stugemo
HiQ International
+46 8 588 90 000
Erik Ridman

Get in touch

Erik Ridman
Head of Corporate Communications
HiQ International
+46 70-420 00 01
+46 8 588 90 000

KGK chooses HiQ’s Frends as partner for system integration

In an increasingly digital world, companies are also facing digital challenges. The automotive company KGK has now turned to HiQ’s Frends as its new integration platform supplier for the group. Frends will help the organisation simplify and streamline by standardising integrations, with the ultimate goal of having Frends, in addition to APIs, as KGK’s sole solution for integrations. 

“It’s fantastic that Frends are continuing to grow in Sweden and on the Swedish market! The team has done a tremendous job, and partnering up with KGK shows how integration platforms can help organisations become more efficient and see ROI at an early stage. Great work and go HiQ!”, says Sven Ivar Mørch, CEO of HiQ. 

Read more

Magnus Meyer takes chair of HiQ board

HiQ announces today that Magnus Meyer, current member of the board of directors, has been appointed by the board to serve as the chairman of the board effective October 21. Thomas Hofvenstam, who acts as chairman today, will remain on the board as a member.

“I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Magnus Meyer as the new chairman of the board. Magnus is considered one of Sweden's most influential technology consultants, and his solid experience is of great value for HiQ,” says Sven Ivar Mørch, CEO at HiQ.

Read more

Erik Ridman – new Head of Region Stockholm at HiQ

The tech consulting company HiQ is taking yet another step to strengthen its position as a full-stack partner in digital transformation. Erik Ridman, former Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and Head of Communications at HiQ, is appointed new Head of Region Stockholm at HiQ.

”At HiQ, we have a pretty much unique position in being able to build advanced systems, products and services, and at the same time discuss digital strategies, usability and the repositioning of brands. With background and experience in brand development and recruitment as well as solutions and commitments, Erik Ridman will play an important role in our continued success. And with Erik at the helm of our operations in Stockholm, I’m confident that we will further strengthen our position,” says Sven Ivar Mørch, CEO of HiQ.

Read more