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Industry 4.0 is changing the working lives of many. Digitalisation requires new skills, new ways of collaborating, and new ways of managing and organising work. But how do you do it? Researchers at University West are looking for answers in collaboration with the industry.
Like many other industrial companies, truck manufacturer Scania is preparing for more digitalized production. Robert Hjelm is one of several employees who has expanded his skillset with a combination of ProdEx and other training programmes. “I’m very satisfied, both with the courses and the new assignments I now have at work,” says Robert.
Industry and several other sectors are reporting increased health problems among employees. In a new research project, businesses and researchers at University West will investigate how digital solutions can be used to develop new ways of working that contribute to sustainable health in working life.
Digitalisation is increasingly present in our working lives, and we rely on machines and artificial intelligence more and more. ‘At the same time, people risk losing their unique ability to discern nuances, and perform informed evaluations. Our professional judgement can be eroded in the long term,’ says Anders Sandblad, the world's first doctor of Work Integrated Learning at University West.
What happens to people who work in constant change? When there are constantly new digital tools and new rules that require new skills and new working methods? “I have looked at professions in communication and automotive development, both of which are characterised by digital transformation,” says Charlotte Arghavan Shahlaei, recent PhD in Informatics at University West.
Ten households in the residential area Granngården in Trollhättan will share electric cars with each other for one month as part of a pilot study. Behind the study are University West through the research project SESMA, together with NEVS and Eidar. An important goal is to promote the development of car sharing services and smart mobility in Trollhättan and other smaller cities.