Integrated vehicle design and control – with a focus on energy management methods for the industry
Research Project , 2012 – 2014

If this mission is carried out, several benefits will be gained in lowering the carbon emissions. One benefit is that each sub-component can be tighter optimized to meet the transport mission of the vehicle compared to today’s situation where each component is more or less designed separately. The second benefit is that the control can be improved. The third benefit is that it is easier to add new attractive customer attributes that change the mix of vehicles to hybrid vehicles' favour, which gives the greatest reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. This project aims at achieving the above gains by developing an industry method for the design and control of hybrid electric vehicle drivelines. Viktoria Institute is the lead applicant for the project, and Chalmers, Scania, Volvo Cars, and Volvo Technology participants. A part of the project is focused on in consultation with industry strengthen knowledge-/human resource management from academies and research institutes. This project finances activities from 1 September 2011 to 2013, at a project cost of 9.6 million SEK of which EUR 4.8 million is sought from the Energy & Environment program – within the Electromobility area.


Bo Egardt (contact)

Full Professor at Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Systems and control, Automatic Control


Scania CV AB

Södertälje, Sweden

Viktoria Swedish ICT

Göteborg, Sweden

Volvo Cars

Göteborg, Sweden

Volvo Group

Gothenburg, Sweden


Swedish Energy Agency

Funding Chalmers participation during 2012–2014

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