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EXHIBITION: Smart Mobility - Taking us into the Future

07 Mar 2020

The Embassy of Sweden is committed to do our part to help protect our visitors, staff, and fellow Washingtonians amid the coronavirus outbreak. House of Sweden, including all exhibitions, will therefore be temporarily closed to the public during the weekends until further notice. Don’t forget to check back for updates as we will continue to work hard to bring exciting events and exhibitions to House of Sweden.

With roughly 980 miles between the mountainous north and the sandy beaches of the south, Sweden - roughly the size of California but with the population of North Carolina - is highly dependent on smart solutions that enable people to move around.

Smart Mobility - Taking us into the future is a display of mobility in a Swedish context with a global impact. When it comes to mobility, Sweden is an innovative powerhouse with a history of game-changing inventions under its belt. And history is still being written. Learn about historic changemakers, such as Aina Wifalk’s modern walker for people with disabilities and Volvo’s three-point safety belt, and failed experiments. Discover how Swedes carry their babies, protect their heads when biking, automate mining exploration, and move freely in nature even when they live with physical disabilities.
Today’s solutions for moving goods and people place too much of a burden on the environment, involve unnecessary health risks, and are often not accessible to everyone. The concept of mobility is central to our lifestyles. We travel, shop and interact with people in altogether new ways, making it even more important to ensure that the future of mobility is sustainable and inclusive.

From electrified roads to automation, the technologies to make change happen are already well underway. What is needed is regulation ensuring that the future of mobility is sustainable, safe, efficient and available to everyone. By encouraging innovation, regulation and investment to work together towards the same goal, Sweden has become one of the frontrunners of new mobility solutions.

Today, transportation accounts for about one third of Sweden’s total greenhouse gas emissions, a stumbling block on Sweden’s road to becoming a zero net greenhouse gas emitter. Investing in renewable energy and fossil-free transportation calls for a shift in technology, new ways of doing business, a new regulatory framework, and above all — a total change in people’s mindset of what constitutes mobility.

Produced by The Swedish Institute.

Exhibition opening hours:
Saturdays & Sundays 12 pm – 5 pm. FREE admission and guide on site. The exhibition is on display until June 28, 2020. Welcome!


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Last updated 13 Mar 2020, 5.01 PM