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Oct 29, 2016

WOMENS' SPECIAL TRUCKS * Sweden: Government´s grant for

* Örebro -  Swedish researchers plan new trucks for women drivers

--- A Swedish research project working together with Volvo has been handed a 2.5 million kronor ($280,200) grant to help develop trucks specially adapted for women... The majority of truck drivers in Sweden are men, but the number of women are increasing. According to a report released by transport industry organization TYA in 2015, 12 percent of all new employees were women... The project received the grant by Sweden's government-funded innovation agency, Vinnova. It is going to study how Volvo Trucks can build trucks that break gender barriers, but also look at developing vehicles adapted to people with disabilities... The standard truck today, reads a press release issued by Örebro University on Tuesday, is developed for an able-bodied male in his forties. The researchers are going to study so-called personas used by Volvo to imagine the needs and characteristics of a driver when developing new trucks... 
(Photo by Thomas Johansson/TT - Trucks in Sweden)  --  Orebro, Sweden - The Local - 25 Oct 2016

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