Below you find a detailed conference program for the ERSW2020 on the 12th of May, as well as information about keynote speakers.

13:00-13:05IntroductionElna Holmberg (Moderator), Group Trucks Technology
13:05-13:10Opening address Lena Erixon, Director General, Swedish Transport Administration
13:10-13:25National plan for ERS in SwedenJan Pettersson, Swedish Transport Administration
13:25-13:30National plan for ERS in GermanyBritta Sommer, VDI/VDE
Julius Jöhrens, IFEU
13:30-13:40National plan for ERS in FranceBernhard Jacob, Université Gustave Eiffel
13:40-14:00ERS demonstration projects in Sweden (Elonroad, ElectReon & Elways)
14:00-14:10Coffee break
14:10-15:10Short presentation of contributions to the following five scientific sessions, followed by a panel discussion*
1. Technologies & systemsArne Nåbo, VTI
2. Operation & maintenanceLina Nordin, VTI
3. Transportation networkMagnus Lindgren, Swedish Transport Administration
4. Business & economicsBjörn Hasselgren, Swedish Transport Administration
5. Societal readinessMartin Gustavsson, RISE
15:10-15:15Closing ERS-webinar & plan for ERSC2021Jonas Jansson, VTI

* The designated speakers will discuss all contributions to each scientific session (i.e. those that were accepted for oral- and poster presentations). As a submitter of an accepted abstract, you will not prepare or present anything at the webinar. However, there will be an opening to ask and answer questions about the contributions during the succeeding panel discussion.


Elna Holmberg
Group Trucks Technology, Vice President Volvo Group Electromobility

Dr. Elna Holmberg is Vice President Volvo Group Electromobility. She received a PhD in Combustion physics from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. After graduation, she joined Volvo as CFD specialist. Holmberg has since held various management positions in the automotive industry, in the areas of product development, product design and governmental affairs, both for cars and for heavy vehicles. She also worked as director for Swedish Electromobility Centre, a national centre of excellence for hybrid and electric vehicles, and charging.

Keynote speakers

Lena Erixon
Director-General, Swedish Transport Administration

Mrs Lena Erixon is Director-General of Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket). Erixon has held a range of very senior positions; Deputy Director-General for the Swedish National Road Administration, Director-General for the Swedish National Road Administration, and Director-General for the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration.

Erixon has a degree in Public Administration from Stockholm University with a specialization in Economics and Finance. She has held a number of senior positions within the Swedish National Road Administration and The Swedish Transport Administration. Erixon has been a member of the board of directors and advisory councils for a wide range of organizations. She has been assigned to a number of reviews commissioned by the Swedish Government and been a board member of a number of public companies within the transport sector. Apart from her current position as Director-General for the Swedish Transport Administration, Erixon serves as a member in The World Road Association (PIARC), vice-president of Conference of European Directors of Roads (CEDR), member of European Rail Infrastructure Managers (EIM), member of Platform of Rail Infrastructure Managers in Europé (PRIME) and chairman for The Nordic Road Association (NVF).

Jan Pettersson
Director at Department for Strategical Development, Swedish Transport Administration

Jan Petterson works as a Director at the Department for Strategic Development at the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket). Jan Pettersson is the Head of the Swedish national program for electrified roads in Sweden. He coordinates the Swedish – German partnership on behalf of the Swedish ministry. Mr Jan Pettersson has a long experience as Executive Director for both roads and railways regarding maintenance and operations. He is also active in European benchmarking projects within PRIME (Plattform for Railway Infrastructure Managers across Europe) and CEDR (Conference of European Directors of Roads). Mr Jan Pettersson is a civil engineer and studied at the Royal Technical University in Stockholm.

Britta Sommer
VDI/VDE Innovation + Technology GmbH

Britta Sommer completed a vocationale training as a forwarding agent in Lübeck and Hamburg and worked as a dispatcher. Subsequently she studied Politics and Administration at Distance Learning University Hagen. Later she has obtained a university certification as an environmental manager and worked in the areas of municipal climate protection and climate adaptation. Since 2019 she has been working at VDI/VDE-IT GmbH as a consultant in the Future Mobility and Europe Division. Her focus lies on the coordination of ERS projects and project management.

Julius Jöhrens

Julius Jöhrens studied physics and political science at the University of Jena. Since 2010 he has been working at IFEU (Institute for Energy and Environmental Research) in the Transport and Environment department and has managed various projects in the field of alternative drive technologies, electricity-generated fuels, and energy efficiency in transport. His focus lies on the analysis and simulation of user profiles in order to assess the feasibility of electric drivetrains for passenger vehicles as well as commercial vehicles. As a senior scientist, he currently leads IFEU’s research on electrification of road transport, particularly on Electric Road Systems.

Jonas Jansson

Dr. Jonas Jansson is head of the department Traffic and Road User at The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI). Department Traffic and Road User does research on electric road systems, connected cooperative automated transport systems as well as smart mobility and active modes of transportation. Competes are in the human factors, traffic safety, vehicle technology, and driving simulation areas. Dr. Jansson’s background is in driver support systems and vehicle dynamics. He was previously with Volvo Car Corporation between 1999 and 2007, where he worked as a function owner for Volvos automatic emergency braking function. His thesis, in the area of automatic control, focuses on pre-crash braking systems. Current areas of interest are electric road systems, safety, and requirements for cooperative connected automated driving functions.

Dr. Bernard Jacob
Université Gustave Eiffel

Bernard Jacob is graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées. He is a bridge and road engineer. He is Deputy Scientific Director (International and professional affairs) at IFSTTAR and co-leader of the Infrastructure research axis. He has 30 years of experience in bridge durability, fatigue, and safety, on traffic loads on infrastructures, on heavy vehicle technology, safety, and operation, including electric roads for heavy traffic, weigh-in-motion and applications, trucks/infrastructure interaction, and freight transport. He is an international expert in Weigh-In-Motion and on heavy vehicles (weights and dimensions, interaction with infrastructures, safety, platooning). He is member of two TRB standing committees: AB055 on Heavy vehicle weights and dimensions and ABJ35 on Traffic Monitoring and WIM. He is the current French secretary of the PIARC technical committee B4 on freight transport. He is the past president of the International Society for WIM, and now the vice-president Science.